Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Frequently Asked Questions
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MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (MFA) Frequently Asked Questions
About Multi-Factor Authentication
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a resource such as an application or online account. When additional verification factors are used to validate devices, the likelihood of a successful cyber attack is dramatically reduced.
MFA requires each device used to access your account to be verified. Then, each time an employee or manager accesses their account using a registered device, the user must still supply a username and password. In addition, any time personal contact information (phone, email, banking data, etc) is updated, a notification is sent to the contact preference on file.
AdvanStaff HR MFA requires a valid email address (preferably not a work email) or a valid mobile phone number that can accept a text message. Each device you connect to your account must pass a MFA validation process.
What if I don’t have an email address?
No worries! Anyone can get a free email address from many service providers. The most popular services are listed below:
- Google Gmail (15 GB of storage)
- Microsoft Outlook Mail (15 GB of storage)
- Yahoo! Mail (1 TB of free storage)
Most of these services have native mobile apps or easily connect to both workstation and mobile OS platforms.