What is multi-factor authentication?

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) provides an extra layer of protection for your Aberystwyth University account.

As well as using your username and password to access your account, you will need to further verify your identity by inputting a code that is dynamically generated for you. This is separate from the 2-step verification used for your email

This requires the use of a compatible authentication app which supports OAUTH.

It is recommended that you use a smartphone or tablet for this. If you don't have a smartphone, you can use a desktop app:

You will need to set up Multi-Factor Authentication while on campus.

This Multi Factor Authentication is only required when connecting to the Aberystwyth University network via VPN. 


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