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What is multi-factor authentication (MFA)?

MFA requires you to have a second means of authentication besides your ATSU login name and password. Logging in with MFA requires something you know and something you have. Something you know is your ATSU login and password, something you have is a device, such as your mobile phone.

How is MFA used at ATSU?

ATSU is using an app called Google Authenticator. You download it (once) and use it to access a code with your mobile device. After that, when you log in to the ATSU portal, you are prompted for a code from your mobile device. Simply enter the provided code on your login screen and you will then access the portal.

Why should I be concerned about MFA?

MFA should be used whenever possible because it immediately neutralizes the risks associated with compromised passwords by adding an additional layer of security to protect highly sensitive personal and University information.

Password theft is constantly evolving as hackers employ methods like keylogging, phishing, and pharming.

Cybercriminals do more than merely steal data. Often they destroy data, change programs or services, or use servers to transmit propaganda, spam, or malicious code.

How can I enroll in MFA?

All ATSU faculty & staff are enrolled in MFA.

Back up your Google Authenticator codes in 3 steps

Google Authenticator now offers the ability to sync two-factor/multi-factor authentication (2FA/MFA) codes to your Google Account, which can be used to restore your codes on any new device you use. Here are the steps to set up cloud syncing of Google Authenticator: That’s it! With cloud syncing enabled, you can... Read More

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How to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) at ATSU

First, install Google Authenticator From your mobile device, go to the app store, and install Google Authenticator. Next, log in to the ATSU Portal Go to You will be prompted with the following screen: From your mobile device, open the Google Authenticator app. Tap the + icon in the... Read More

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