Two-Factor Authentication

MSU uses two-factor authentication for all MSU employees that interact with human resources, payroll, and finance systems that are part of our Enterprise Business Systems (EBS). Additionally, two-factor authentication is being turned on for other university systems that access sensitive institutional data.


Two-factor authentication pairs something an individual has (e.g., a security credential) with something they know (e.g., a password).

It’s similar to how an ATM card works. One can withdraw money from an account by having a bank card (something they have) and a PIN (something they know).


Follow step-by-step two-factor authentication instructions on the SecureIT Two-Factor Authentication site.

Learn how to:

Also understand what to do if you: