Multi-Factor Authentication or MFA is part of a broader effort to increase SeattleU Cybersecurity Readiness to provide additional protection to university systems and applications used campus-wide. At SeattleU, we are implementing AzureMFA (a Microsoft product). This will significantly reduce the likelihood of an outside-party gaining access to internal systems or compromising accounts by requiring an additional authentication step at the time of login.
Currently, all Faculty, and Staff using GlobalProtectVPN will be required to register and authenticate through AzureMFA. When you log in for the first time, you will be prompted for additional security information and walked through the MFA registration proces. Re-authentication for GlobalProtectVPN through your preferred authentication method will be required every 7 days.
In addition, ITS is currently piloting MFA for additional applications within our own department and making infrastructure changes that will help us protect key systems. We will be updating this page with more information when additional changes are rolled-out.
To learn more, watch the video below or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.