The Stetson Information Technology department is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication for users with access to the University’s online systems. This additional security feature requires you to complete an extra step (typically on your mobile phone) after you enter your User ID and Password to log in while you are off campus.
There are two multi-factor authenticators to keep your accounts safe:
- Stetson Authenticator – for all Stetson services, such as myStetson, Banner and Blackboard
- Microsoft Authenticator – for all Microsoft services, such as Email, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.
Multi-Factor Authentication will be launched to three separate groups of users starting on the following dates:
- Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, for all non-faculty employees
- Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, for all faculty
- Monday, March 9, 2020, for all students
When you login on or after the go-live date for your group, you will receive a prompt to download the Stetson Authenticator Mobile App and the Microsoft Authenticator Mobile App (available on Apple App Store and Google Play) on your iOS or Android phone; set up your multi-factor authentication preferences; and follow the instructions to complete the login. Although the multi-factor-authentication is designed by default to be used off-campus, you will have the option to use it on-campus as well. You will need to indicate your preference during registration or subsequently through your multi-factor authentication settings page on the MyStetson portal.
You also have the option to enroll to use multi-factor authentication before the respective go-live dates. Please see the link https://my.stetson.edu/apps/mfainfo/ for details.
There are five main options for multi-factor authentication:
- Receive a notification on your mobile device via the Authenticator app.
- Read a one-time-use token from the Authenticator app and enter it on the screen provided.
- Receive a one-time-use token via text message on your registered phone and enter it on the screen provided.
- Receive a phone call on your registered phone and respond to it using the prompts.
- Receive a one-time-use token via a non-Stetson email that you will indicate during sign up. (This option is only available for Stetson Authenticator).
You will also have the option to trust your frequently used browsers so that you will not be prompted to use multi-factor authentication for 30 days while using those browsers. In addition, the Stetson Authenticator mobile app has biometric authentication capabilities. You can use your phone’s TouchID or FaceID (fingerprint and face recognition capabilities) if applicable while responding to the notifications you will receive (Option A above).
IT will conduct its next training/demo session to familiarize users with this new feature in the Lynn Business Center Conference Room (LBC 126) on:
- Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The approved policy for use of Multi-factor Authentication to access Stetson’s network can be found at: https://www.stetson.edu/administration/information-technology/media/IT%20Policy%20-%20Network%20Security%20Policy.pdf
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact I.T. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Office of Information Technology