What is Two-factor authentication (2FA)?
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a form of multi-factor authentication that helps verify that you are the person who is logging into your account. It reduces the risk of cyber-attacks such as phishing, malware, and other attempts to take over your account. Specifically, 2FA verifies your identity by using two methods, or factors, of authentication.
As part of our ongoing effort to strengthen McGill's collective cybersecurity, all active McGill accounts are enabled with two-factor authentication (2FA).
McGill IT Knowledge Base
- The first step to creating a more secure account is a strong password. See our guidelines for creating better passwords.
- *About: Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) and Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)
- Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Set-up Instructions
- View and modify 2FA and SSPR account settings
- FAQs for two-factor authentication (2FA)
- Reset my McGill Password with Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)
- Don't have a mobile phone? Manage your 2FA account with Authy.
IT Service Desk
- Live chat with an IT Service Desk agent Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm EST. To begin a chat, log in to the IT Support site and click the blue button under IT Support Chat.
- Virtual walk-in support: Book a 30 minute session with one of our consultants for more personalized support.
- Microsoft's website provides resources and training support.
IT Security alerts
Malicious email: Beware of emails with MS OneNote attachmentPublished: 10 Feb 2023
Phishing scam: Subject line beginning with "SECURE ME"Published: 25 Jan 2023