Activating MFA for UCLA Logon

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security enhancement that requires two forms of verification when logging into your account and adds critical protection for user sign-ins and transactions. At UCLA, your UCLA Logon password will be your first authentication factor. When you activate MFA, you will identify a device to be your second authentication factor, such as a smartphone, landline phone, or token.

Things to consider before activating Multi-Factor Authentication

  • Ensure you know your UCLA Logon ID and password. If you don't remember, you can look up your UCLA Logon ID or reset your password using the IAM Accounts Manager tool.
  • Choose the device(s) you want to use for multi-factor authentication. The supported devices include:
    • Push notification using the free DUO Mobile App on your smartphone or tablet
    • SMS text to a cell phone
    • Voice calls to a cell phone or landline
  • Prepare your devices.
    • If you're enrolling a smartphone or tablet, download the DUO Mobile app first. You will need to know your app store (e.g., iTunes or Google Play) ID and password.

Note: Of the supported devices and methods, push notification has been the overwhelming favorite among early adopters. If you have a smartphone, we recommend that as your first MFA device. If you don't have a smartphone, the other methods will work as well.

Activating Multi-factor Authentication

Activating MFA is easy and simple. Step-by-step instructions are provided for the supported devices listed below. 

To start enrolling now, visit the UCLA Logon Multi-factor Authentication Management Tool.