Multi-factor Authentication Request To Enable

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a method of authentication that requires the use of more than one verification method and adds a second layer of security to user sign-ins and transactions.

Before IT can enable MFA on your College account, you must have two secondary delivery methods available and ready to use for authentication from the list below. Methods are listed in recommended order, based on ease of use.

   - Microsoft Authenticator App

   - Cellular phone (for verification through text message or voice)

   - Personal email account (not your @cofc.edu account).

Do not Submit Request until you have two of the above secondary delivery methods for MFA authentication. 

If you would like to use a personal email account for authentication, but do not have one, go to Google Support and follow the instructions to set one up. If you need further assistance in creating a personal email account, please go to Help.cofc.edu Click on Chat with the Service Desk or call (843) 953-3375. 

Steps to set up MFA on your College account.

  1. User must have two secondary delivery methods to use for MFA authentication, such as Microsoft Authenticator App, cellular phone, or personal email account.
  2. User will click the Submit Request button on the upper right and submit the Multi-factor Authentication Request to Enable service request form.
  3. IT will enable MFA on your College account in Office 365.
  4. IT will send an email notification to you when your account is enabled for MFA.
  5. User will complete steps in Office 365 to configure the secondary delivery methods via Microsoft Authenticator App, cellular phone, or personal email account following the instructions in the Knowledge Base article How Do I Set Up Multi-Factor Authentication.

Available To:
Faculty and staff can request this service. Students have the ability to enable MFA themselves through Google Support.

Related Services:

► Multi-factor Authentication Issue

Cost:
There is no charge to request or use this service.