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.
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. NBCC IT is recommending the WinOTP Authenticator as a secondary option for students who have laptop computers. For students without a laptop, you can use the SMS text option as your backup MFA.