Beginning this mid-October 2022, Siena Heights IT will rollout MFA authentication to all faculty, staff, and students. This decision, made by upper administration at the university, will add an extra layer of security to all user accounts. This measure will reduced the instances of compromised accounts. Once MFA is rolled out to the Siena Heights community users will be prompted upon login to add additional factors for authentication and logging in. Additional factors can include: a personal email address, a phone number, or a smart phone app.
Need to Know
When MFA is rolled out to SHU users, they will receive a “more information required” (like one pictured to the right) prompt when logging into MySiena or Outlook. Upon receiving this prompt, users will have the options to set up their preferred additional factor. Users may select from adding a mobile phone number, desk phone, personal email account, or by setting up an authenticator app.
To learn more about Multi-factor authentication and how it will be implemented for the Siena Heights community visit our Introducing Multi-factor authentication page.