Multi-Factor Authentication

The University of Central Florida implemented Multi-factor Authentication (MFA),  the next step to protecting your identity and personal information from hackers, identity thieves, criminals, and other unauthorized third parties.  As it is now, if someone learns your password through hacking, phishing, malware, or shoulder surfing in a cafe’, they may gain access to your personal data. MFA will add another layer of protection to your personal data. Imagine your personal data being protected by not only the doors of a bank vault (your password), but also by a security guard (MFA).

In a system protected with multi-factor authentication users are asked to verify their identity during the login process using their secondary means, such as clicking a smartphone screen button or entering a passcode sent to a mobile phone. MFA is fast becoming a standard in information security, not only for online commerce but anywhere information was previously protected by a password. You may have even experienced multi-factor authentication if Google or Facebook have detected that your login is suspicious. By enabling MFA, UCF joins a growing number of organizations and universities that have taken similar steps to protecting their information.

On Wednesday, April 19, MFA was implemented on the myUCF portal and is required to view your W-2 information, andd change or update your direct deposit information. Without the second factor authentication, UCF faculty, staff, nor student employees will be able to access their W-2 or direct deposit information.

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To take advantage of the UCF multi-factor authentication service and self-service features select an option below.