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Multi-factor Authentication at UCLA

On April 17, 2018, all students must activate multi-factor authentication for UCLA Logon ID.


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 is being 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 capabilties. You can find out more about DUO on their website.

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

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) became mandatory for all campus employees when using UCLA Logon ID on October 31, 2017. Students will need to activate MFA starting in Spring 2018. 

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. To learn how to activate MFA, visit: Instructions for Activating MFA.