IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of May 5, 2020, Virtual Private Network (VPN) access requires Two-Factor Authentication. See Will 2FA affect my Virtual Private Network access? in the FAQs.


How it works

2FA will not change how you sign in when you are on campus.  It will only be triggered when you are working off campus and signing into Office 365 applications.  As McGill's 2FA deployment strategy progresses, additional applications containing sensitive data will also require 2FA.

Option 1: Microsoft Authenticator app (recommended)

Option 2:  Text message

Illustrations depicting authentication methods:  app notification and text message


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