Protect your university Microsoft 365 account with MFA


October 13th, 2021

To reduce the risk of cyber and phishing attacks and to help protect and safeguard the university network, your data and identity, Multi-Factor Authentication will be required. By the 8th November 2021, staff need to set up MFA to secure their Microsoft 365 account.  

To set up MFA and secure your account please following these steps:  

  1. Set up MFA if you haven’t already, visit the DTS website for instructions  
  1. Submit the secure M365 Form  

After you submit your Form, you may need to approve authentication a few times for each app and device that you use but after that, you won’t be prompted for a further 90 days as long as you use the same device and browser.   

However, if you are using a university managed Windows 10 device, your experience should be even better, as the device shouldn’t prompt for authentication after initial set up, as long as your device is compliant (it has up-to-date security policies).   

On the 8th November, all staff (and students’) 365 accounts will have a security policy automatically applied – this could prevent you accessing services if you don’t set up MFA. It is really important you act now to prevent any disruption. 

Need help?

If you need help with setting up MFA or have questions about approval methods, you can ask our staff. We have a mix of on-campus, virtual and telephone support options:

We will also be setting up some virtual question and answer sessions. Please check the MFA help and support page for more details.

Visit the Securing 365 SharePoint site for further guidance and FAQs. 

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2 Comments

October 5th, 2021 at 2:47 pm

Anne-Marie Llewellyn

It does not have listed if you work someplace other than a faculty.
on the sign up form

October 6th, 2021 at 1:21 pm

Cyrus M

Hi Anne-Marie. I can see that you’re in the Libraries team, which falls under the category of Registrars. You should select the option ‘Registrars’ when filling in the form. Thanks, hope that helps.

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