Change to Microsoft 365 2-factor authentication options
To improve security on Aberystwyth University IT accounts, the option to complete 2 factor authentication by receiving a phone call or text is being withdrawn.
Both SMS and voice calls can be intercepted by hackers but it is more difficult for a hacker to gain physical access to your phone or PC to generate a code without you knowing.
If you do not have a smart phone you can setup a desktop authenticator app:
From April 2023 users who are not yet using an authenticator app will see the following prompt when logging in to their account:
- You will need to select Next and follow the instructions to set up an Authenticator App
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Tel: 01970 62 2400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org