What is MFA?
MFA stands for Multi-Factor Authentication. All students and over 3000 staff have activated it. MFA is an extra layer of security for your LSE account. In addition to a password, (something you know), MFA uses something you have, (your mobile device), to send you either a login notification or code to input.
You should use MFA alongside other best practices for cyber security:
What are the MFA Options?
- Microsoft Authenticator app (the most secure and easiest option)
- Text message/Phone call
Be sure to set up at least 2 MFA options so you can always have access to your LSE account, even if:
- You change your number or need to use a different mobile device
- Your mobile device is missing or damaged
- Your're a staff member who only has access to a desk phone
What do I need to prepare for MFA?
- You will need:
- internet access on both devices
- computer or tablet
- mobile device
- Access to Google play or the Apple App store
- MFA works best with Microsoft Office 365