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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.
This is a UM System-required change. It will be implemented at S&T on Wednesday, July 8.
Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication is a new and separate method of multifactor authentication than SecureAuth, and is used only for Microsoft products. SecureAuth is used for sites such as myHR and PeopleSoft. They are two different multifactor 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.
In preparation for this change, you should 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 log in with your email@example.com 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.