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Adding more security to staff and student University accounts

The University has started to roll-out Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), making it easier for both staff and students to add improved security to their Microsoft 365 accounts.

This is part of various improvements the University is making to improve online safety for staff and students.

What does this mean?

MFA helps prevent unauthorised access to your University of Edinburgh accounts by simply adding an extra verification step to your usual sign-in process. When MFA has been added to your Microsoft 365 services, you’ll be asked to approve sign-in to your University account by using a second option, such as an authenticator app code, a phone call, or a text.

This change follows a successful pilot between 2020 and 2022 and has already been rolled out to Information Services Group (ISG) and Registry Services.


What do I need to do?

Ahead of the roll-out date in your area, you’ll get an email from the MFA project team to help guide you through the process. If you need additional support, the project team has set up webpages, including FAQs. Please refer to these in the first instance but if you can’t find the answer you need, you can contact the dedicated support team, below:

Dedicated support team | The University of Edinburgh


Where can I find out more?

If you have any queries or want to know more, please visit the webpage below:

Find out more about Multi-Factor Authentication. (EASE log-in required)


Related links

Multi-Factor Authentication | The University of Edinburgh