Microsoft Multifactor Authentication for students is coming soon

Over the next few weeks, WSU Information Technology Services (ITS) will roll out new functionality regarding student use of Microsoft’s Multifactor Authentication (MFA).

MFA helps protect users by making it more difficult for someone else to sign in to their WSU account. It uses two different forms of identity: myWSU password, and an additional authentication method.

Software impacted by MFA will be email, Blackboard and all Office 365 products.

Currently enrolled students who are taking classes are required to register and use MFA. Existing WSU employees who are taking classes are not required to register for MFA. WSU staff and faculty already use Duo for multi-factor authentication.

Next steps

Be on the lookout for more information from WSU ITS regarding when this functionality is available and how to set up your Multifactor Authentication. Learn more about MFA online (