Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication- Required by Dec. 9

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Cal Poly will be requiring multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all students, faculty, and staff starting on December 9. If you do not enroll before the December 9 deadline, you may be delayed when logging into services like Canvas or Zoom and need ITS assistance to log-in. The dean’s office strongly recommends taking the time to enroll in MFA before the end of the fall quarter. The process only takes a few minutes and will help you be ready for the winter quarter well ahead of time.

Learn how to enroll in MFA here.

Utilizing the Duo application, multi-factor authentication verifies the identities of students, faculty, and staff when they log in to any web-based technology service that requires a Cal Poly username and password.

If you have already enrolled in MFA, you will have been prompted to verify your identity with the Duo every time you use your Cal Poly username and password to log-in. ITS recommends using the “Remember Me for 12 Hours” feature to stay authenticated and save time during later log-ins.

If a mobile device or landline is not available to you, you can request a free a token to use as a form of authentication. If you’re new to MFA, you can learn more through the FAQ page at bit.ly/mfafaq 

For more information, visit bit.ly/calpolymfa.

The Cal Poly College of Engineering understands there has been an enormous amount of turmoil and transition due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue offering support to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, we also continue providing critical updates as well as college highlights. Ours is a college full of creative and bright engineers and staff. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For more information on how Cal Poly is responding to COVID-19, visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus website Coronavirus website.


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