What is Two-Factor (2FA) or Multi-Factor Authentication?

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), also known as Multi-Factor Authentication provides an extra layer of security designed to ensure that you’re the only person who can access your Bates accounts, even if your password becomes compromised. 2FA combines two or more sets of credentials, such as something you know – username and password combination and something you also has access to, such as a security token/mobile device. 

The goal of 2FA is to create several layers of authorization an individual must go through to access a particular resource. This level of added security makes it more difficult for an unauthorized individual to access college resources, such as the College’s Administrative System, Email, G Suite Drive Files, and other resources that may contain sensitive or confidential information.

Bates has partnered with Duo Security to provide the college with two-factor security.



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