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# Multi Factor Authentication

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) is the process of using two or more independent factors to verify a user's identity for a login, and to access secure data - similar to what you may use with online banking. It protects the user from an unknown person trying to access their data such as personal ID details or financial assets.

• The first factor is something known only to you - your CU username and password.

• The second factor is a single use code sent to your personal device (mobile phone or tablet) OR a message sent asking for confirmation that you are attempting to log in.

When we turn on MFA for you, you will need to follow the process to get this set up on your computer and phone. You will need to re-authenticate a maximum of every 14 days to ensure the security of the device and the data held.

Digital Services has successfully rolled out MFA to over 7000 staff members in the past few months. Now, the time is for students!

For more information see the Multi Factor User Guide (opens new window).

Tip:

Currently only year 2 and year 3 students will be enrolled onto MFA. Year 1 students (August 2021) have already had MFA enabled.

# When is it coming to you?

Faculty/Campus Deployment Date
CU Coventry 5th October 2021
Coventry University London 7th October 2021
CU London 12th October 2021
CU Scarborough 12th October 2021
CU Wroclaw 12th October 2021
Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing 14th October 2021
19th October 2021
21st October 2021
Faculty of Business & Law 2nd November 2021
4th November 2021
9th November 2021
Faculty of Arts & Humanities 26th October 2021
28th October 2021
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences 11th November 2021
16th November 2021
18th November 2021

# Update on MFA rollout

Faculty/Campus Successfully Enrolled onto MFA
CU Coventry - Stage 2 & 3 0%
Coventry University London Campus - Stage 2 & 3 0%
CU London - Stage 2 & 3 0%
CU Scarborough - Stage 2 & 3 0%
CU Poland - Stage 2 & 3 0%
Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing (EEC) - Stage 2 and 3 0%
Faculty of Business & Law (FBL) - Stage 2 & 3 0%
Faculty of Arts & Humanities - Stage 2 & 3 0%
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences (HLS) - Stage 2 & 3 0%
Last updated: 14/09/2021, 19:15:01