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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted February 20, 2018 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Security

Multi-Factor Authentication for College Email Accounts

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security system that uses 2 methods of authentication to verify your identity when you log in. 

Key Benefits and Features

At Wheaton College, multifactor authentication enhances security associated with services that use your Wheaton email address to log in. 

Currently, the systems that use your Wheaton email address are Office365 (Outlook, Skype for Business, etc.), ThunderCloud Storage (Box.com), ThunderCloud Training, powered by lynda.com, Schoology, Qualtrics, and Smartsheet.

Impact on College Community

Multi-factor authentication will be required for all Wheaton College staff, and faculty members may request MFA by submitting a ticket to the AIT Service Desk. 

Several departments have already had MFA enabled on their accounts, and AIT will be contacting the rest of the departments over the next month to help staff members set up multi-factor authentication on their accounts. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.