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Multi-Factor Authentication

MultiFactor Authentication Flowchart, showing password entry, phone verification, and access granted screenAn illustation of the Multi-Factor authentication practice

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of protection on top of your UH Username and password. When MFA is enabled, UH Login requires two factors for a successful login. The first factor is what we commonly do today, sign-in with the UH Username and password. The second factor requires authentication through a device (e.g. smartphone or landline) to login. Using these multiple factors provides increased security to your UH account information.

MFA can decrease the risk of an account compromise since UH Login would require more than just the UH Username and password for authentication. To enable MFA, simply register a device; you will be prompted for the second factor using the registered device when logging into any service or application using UH Login authentication.

MFA is offered, free of charge, to all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Hawaiʻi. Mobile device service charges may apply.

Need Help? Contact the UH Hilo Help Desk or the UH System Help Desk.