Wayne State two-factor authentication process simplified

Wayne State University's two-factor authentication process was successfully updated on Saturday, Jan 14. Now all students, faculty, staff, and affiliated users can access secure IT systems and services more easily while maintaining a safe environment for their personal data. Two-factor authentication is an integral tool that helps protect user accounts from being accessed by malicious parties even if a password has been compromised.

Wayne State now uses Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for all secure IT systems and services (besides the VPN, which remains in use with Duo Security). This includes resources in Academica, Wayne State email and Office365, STARS, Canvas, and Zoom.

This change means a single MFA prompt allows access to all included services for a single login session—no more re-authenticating every time a user tries to access a separate secure system.

Users can also opt-in to limit MFA to only prompt once every 90 days per trusted device and browser—creating fewer roadblocks between users and their learning and working.

MFA can be used via mobile app, text message, or phone call. 

Any questions or concerns about this change may be directed to the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.

Learn more about this change and MFA at Wayne State at tech.wayne.edu/2fa.

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