Multi-Factor Authentication

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a resource such as an application or an online account. MFA is a core component of a strong identity and access management policy. Rather than just asking for a username and password, MFA requires an additional verification factor, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber-attack.

During your account activation process, you will be asked to register for Multi-Factor Authentication.

NBCC offers a variety of methods for MFA verification, listed below. Please note: International students are encouraged to select the Microsoft Authenticator App method.

  • Register for Multi-Factor Authentication With Your Cell Phone (text option) Video or PDF Guide
  • Microsoft Authenticator App Video or PDF Guide Authentication (Recommended for International Students)
  • WinOTP Authenticator (Laptop App) Video or PDF Guide (Recommended for a secondary MFA option).

After setting up your primary MFA method, NBCC students are strongly encouraged to set up a secondary (backup) form of authentication in case something happens to the primary source (i.e., you get a new cell phone, and the code is being texted to the old phone number that is no longer active).