Updated: Mon, 07/22/2024 - 15:29

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

2FA protects your McGill account like your PIN protects your bank account.

Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Closeup of 2fa authentication screen

As of December 8, 2021, all McGill student, staff and
faculty accounts are protected with 2FA! We couldn’t
have done it without your collaboration and the support
of each faculty and department. Each of us has an
important role to play in strengthening McGill's
collective cybersecurity. Thank you for doing your part!

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).

2FA Resources

McGill IT Knowledge Base

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.


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