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hand tracing graph on upward trajectoryWith Multi-Factor Authentication enabled on more than 450 UWin accounts, IT Services is preparing to add another 1,000 on Wednesday.

IT Services shares numbers on Multi-Factor Authentication

To date, 452 faculty and staff members have Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enabled on their UWin accounts.

Information Technology Services is currently preparing to enable MFA for another 1,000 faculty, staff, and students already registered for this additional security feature on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The campaign for early adoption continues with more than 4,000 faculty, staff, and students now registered for MFA, notes Ryan Kenney, executive director of IT Services: Are you one of them?

“Our rollout of MFA has been deliberately conservative to start so we could uncover issues and work to address them in a timely manner,” Kenney says. “With this experience and knowledge, we will now be picking up the pace with the goal of having MFA enabled on all faculty, staff, and student UWin accounts in March.”

IT Services strongly recommends setting up your authentication options before MFA is enabled on your account. If you have not done so, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to myprofile.microsoft.com in a web browser and sign in with your UWinID@uwindsor.ca and UWin Account password.
  2. In the Security info box, click the UPDATE INFO link.
  3. Click the + Add method button to add an authentication method. Authentication methods include phone - text or call; Microsoft Authenticator App - verification code or notification; and the recently added MFA Token.

Before MFA is enabled on your UWin Account, you will receive a notification email from IT Services.

To learn more about MFA, visit www.uwindsor.ca/itservices/multifactor. You can also ask a question or open a UWin Account ticket.

—Ericka Greenham