What is multi-factor authentication?
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security measure that offers an additional level of protection for accessing your personal information and sensitive university data by requiring an additional form of identification at login.
How does it work?
MFA at Kent State works by using something you know, your password, with something you have, a mobile device.
You will not receive an alert every time you log in!
Kent State’s MFA uses a multitude of variables to monitor the security of your login before sending an alert.
When something about your login is unusual, you will receive an alert message with a request to verify that you are trying to log in. If the unusual activity is, in fact, you, simply acknowledge the alert and carry on. However, if someone else is trying to log in to your account, the alert lets you deny them access.