Multi-Factor Authentication

Description:
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is technology that is used to strengthens the security of a login process. Its access is determined by requiring two or more methods (factors) to verify your identity. These factors can include something you know like a username and password and something you have like a smartphone text code to authenticate access. The goal of MFA is to create a layered defense and make it more difficult for an unauthorized person to gain access.

Implementation will protect the University against data breaches by ensuring only legitimate users and appropriate devices have access to sensitive data and applications – anytime, anywhere. Implementation will also protect employees and students as our sensitive data lives in the University’s enterprise systems.

For a list of FAQs click here.
For instructions on configuring your account and device for MFA, click here.

Who uses this service:
Widener University Faculty and Staff.
Contact:
For further assistance please contact the HelpDesk for your campus: Chester, Delaware, or Harrisburg. (Edit contact information as needed)