Two-factor Authentication for Web-based Email

November 2, 2018

Two-factor authentication (2FA) was implemented for both Office 365 and G Suite on October 9, 2018. This included:

  • Outlook Web App
  • Microsoft Outlook for iOS & Android
  • Office 365 applications like Microsoft Teams and Project Online
  • Initial sign-ins to Office Suite applications downloaded from the Office 365 Portal
  • Clients that use modern authentication, such as Outlook 2013/16 for PC and Outlook 2016 for Mac
  • G Suite business accounts

Project Summary

Two-factor Authentication (2FA) is an extra layer of security that requires not only a password and username but also something that the user has, like a code from a text message or app, a fingerprint, or facial recognition reader. Implementation of 2FA for web-based email access will offer more secure email communications. The value 2FA adds to campus is more secure access to confidential, private, and protected data and applications.

For more information, please refer to the project charter document.