Multifactor-authentication (MFA) is a way to provide extra security for your UGent account.
In concrete terms, MFA means that you not only enter your username and password when logging in, but also use one or more other factors to identify yourself.
So with MFA you use a combination of:
- something only you know (e.g. your pin code or password)
- something you have (e.g. your laptop, your smartphone with authenticator app or security key)
- or something you are (eg: biometric properties such as a fingerprint or facial scan)
We use MFA because your username and password no longer provide adequate protection. Using only a password is unfortunately easy to find.
When that happens, that person can access all of our data and applications. Of course we want to avoid that.
Do you want to know more? Watch the video ‘Passwords are outdated
’(Dutch only) and learn more about two-step verification at Safeonweb.be
Created: 25 August 2022
Last updated: 6 December 2022 11:06:27