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All UM System faculty and staff user accounts will soon use Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication for logging into all email which includes Microsoft 365 email for students and alumni, Microsoft Teams collaboration software, and employee Exchange email accounts.
Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication is a new and separate method of multi-factor authentication than SecureAuth, and is used only for Microsoft products. SecureAuth is used for sites such as myHR and PeopleSoft. They are two different multi-factor authentication tools used for different systems. Although similar in behavior – providing you with an additional Microsoft code when logging on to Microsoft products to ensure that your password has not been stolen – the two are not connected.
This is a UM System-required change.
The Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication for S&T will be implemented on July 8. In preparation for this change, we strongly encourage you to pre-register your Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication information. To complete the registration, you will need to visit the UM System Multi-Factor Authentication page
and login with your username @ umsystem.edu credentials. Once logged in, you will be taken to a trusted Microsoft interface. Follow the steps presented on the screen to complete your pre-registration. Additional information is available from UM System here