Multi-Factor Authentication - Campus Deployment

  • October 04, 2017

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for UCLA Logon will become mandatory for all campus faculty, staff, and student workers on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security enhancement that requires two forms of verification when using your UCLA Logon and adds critical protection for your sign-on credentials.

The university is deploying MFA for UCLA Logon in response to a dramatic rise in the scope and sophistication of phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks that are targeting our faculty and staff. The high rate of successfully compromised passwords is a serious and pervasive threat to information security at UCLA.

UCLA Logon MFA becomes mandatory on October 31 when using a UCLA Logon ID to access resources such as VPN, Box, Google Apps for UCLA (, MyUCLA, CCLE, and other campus applications. This does not include using a MedNet ID to access UCLA Health applications. UCLA Health employees are not required to enroll in campus MFA at this time.

Instructions for MFA self-enrollment are available at How do I Enroll in MFA? In addition to contacting local IT staff or BruinOnLine for support questions, MFA Enrollment Support locations in Kerckhoff Hall (Suite 123a: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and the Faculty Center (Billiards Room: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) are available during the month of October.

Visit MFA at UCLA for additional information about the campus multi-factor authentication deployment.