Multi-Factor Authentication: Azure


Multi-factor authentication adds a second layer of security by adding a verification step to OHIO log-ins, keeping your account secure even if your password is compromised. With Azure MFA, you'll be alerted right away if someone is trying to log in as you. This second factor of authentication is separate and independent from your username and password. Everyone with an OHIO ID is required to enroll in multi-factor authentication to protect their sensitive information.


  • Before you can start using multi-factor authentication, you will need to enroll. After you have enrolled, services that are protected with multi-factor authentication will prompt you automatically to verify your login.

Who can access

  • Faculty, staff, students, emeriti, retirees, and alumni.
  • Depending on your role at the University and the systems or data you have access to, you may be required to use multi-factor authentication when signing into certain services.


  • Verify with a mobile app, passcode, or automated phone call.

  • "Remember me for 90 days" option for frequently used browsers and devices.

  • Manage your devices from any multi-factor-enabled OHIO login.

  • Option to enable multi-factor for all services that use the standard OHIO login page.

  • Much harder for a cyber attacker to access your account because a login requires both a correct password and access to your device for authentication.

Additional resources

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Get help

  • Visit the Technology Help Center ( to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings.


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The Ohio University Information Security Office strives to educate and empower the University community to appropriately manage risks and protect OHIO’s information and systems. This effort is facilitated through policies, standards, and information security risk management program, as well as other tools and guidance that are provided to the University community. This modern approach creates a safe computing environment in which the University community can teach, learn, and conduct research. 

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