What is multi-factor authentication (MFA)?

A description of multi-factor authentication

What is MFA?


Multi-factor authentication (MFA) strengthens access security by requiring multiple methods (also referred to as factors) to verify your identity. These factors can include something you know - like a username and password, plus something you have - like a smartphone app to approve authentication requests. MFA helps protect against phishing, social engineering and password brute-force attacks and secures your logins from attackers exploiting weak or stolen credentials.




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Owner:Dean L.Group:Rice University
Created:2019-04-05 11:49 CDTUpdated:2019-04-08 15:11 CDT
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