Faculty and Staff,
Starting on Thursday, August 1st, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will become part of the process for faculty and staff to log into Canvas.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a multi-step verification process used to log into Workday, Zoom, and now Canvas. After logging in with your UFnet username and password (the first authentication factor), you use a physical device such as your mobile phone, tablet, or landline phone to receive an authentication code to verify your identity (the second authentication factor). Taken together, these multiple factors provide increased security for your account settings and resources. This prevents anyone but you from using your account to log in to University systems, even if they know your UF password.
This process adds an extra layer of security/protection in addition to your username and password and is simply a way to help ensure that the person trying to log in is who they say they are.
If you have any questions about MFA, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.