To keep our files and data secure, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is being utilized at University of Maryland, Baltimore for certain applications. One of these applications is the Office 365 portal. When you access the portal from off-campus with your UMB e-mail address and password, you will also be required to authenticate who you are using another device – a smartphone, tablet, or landline. The tool that UMB is using for this additional layer of security is called Duo.
How do I use MFA?
In order to use MFA, it is necessary to set up your account in Duo. This can either be done ahead of time or it can be done the first time you are prompted to use MFA. For detailed instructions to set up your Duo account, visit the Center for Information Technology Services website. A Duo instructional video is available for viewing if you need help.
Once your account has been set-up, when signing into the Office 365 portal, you will now be able to select to receive a Duo Push (recommended), Call Me or Passcode.
There is a “Remember this device” checkbox that allows you to bypass MFA for 10 hours.
For detailed information on MFA, visit the CITS MFA web page.