Multi‑Factor Authentication (MFA)

MFA is required for all Dal accounts. MFA is a security authentication method that requires you to provide 2 or more pieces of evidence (or factors) to a login. The evidence is a security code or confirmation provided via a phone call, text message, or authenticator app.

Passwords alone aren’t enough to protect us online. Cybercriminals can often guess or steal passwords. MFA means adding an extra verification step to your password, effectively stopping cybercriminals at the front door. Our MFA service gives you an extra level of security when accessing your Microsoft 365 applications (e.g., OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.).

Watch the video below to learn more about what MFA means.

How to configure your account for Multi-Factor Authentication

Pick a method

There are 3 methods by which you can set up your MFA. Note that you only need to select ONE method, but we highly recommend having TWO methods so there is a backup method.

1. Authenticator App (recommended MFA option)
    Download the MFA Authenticator APP Manual

2. Text or Call
    Download the MFA Text or Call Manual

3. Authy Software
    Download the Authy Software Manual

Watch this video to learn more about the MFA enrollment process using Authenticator App.

Frequently-Asked Question (FAQ)