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Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) at UCLA

What is Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security enhancement that requires two forms of verification when using your UCLA Logon and adds critical protection for your sign-on credentials. If one factor is compromised, such as a password, the attacker will still need the other factor—for example, a smartphone—in order to gain access to the system. This reduces the risk of unauthorized users gaining access to user information or UCLA resources. MFA was deployed for UCLA Logon in response to a dramatic rise in the scope and sophistication of cyberattacks that are targeting our community. 

UCLA has partnered with DUO to provide MFA capabilities. You can find out more about DUO on their website.

Who needs to activate mult-factor authentication (MFA)?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now mandatory for all campus employees and students when using their UCLA Logon IDs. 

What if I don't activate multi-factor authentication (MFA)?

You will not be able to access web applications using your UCLA Logon ID until you've activated MFA.

Learn How to Activate MFA