Why you need 2FA and VPN while working remotely

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How it works

  • On campus: 2FA will be required to access applications that involve higher security tasks (e.g., Workday). You may not be prompted for 2FA when logging in from trusted locations or devices, such as McGill-owned computers and laptops.
  • Off campus: You will be prompted every time* you log into most applications (e.g., Office 365, Workday, etc.) and on the Virtual Private Network (VPN).

*Once you have authorized access from a specific device, you can reduce the number of times you are required to authenticate by checking the box "Don't ask again for 60 days" when you are prompted.

          Option 1: Microsoft Authenticator app             (strongly recommended)

                             Option 2:  Text message


Illustrations depicting authentication methods:  app notification and text message

 

BONUS! Self-service password reset

With 2FA you will have the ability to easily reset your McGill password using self-service password reset (SSPR).

Ready to improve your login security?  Get started!

Need more info? Visit the FAQs.

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