Multi-Factor Authentication

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


Multi-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 Multi-Factor Authentication site.

Learn how to:

  • Register your credential
  • Choose an MFA credential option
  • Use your credential