How do I change my default authentication method?


If you have signed into your laptop off campus, you will have used multi-factor authentication (MFA). 

To make sure you’re set up to access MFA, please follow the steps below:

Ensure your sign in method is correctly set up

  • Visit
  • In the left-hand side menu of the homepage, go to ‘Security info’:



  • Click on ‘change’ as highlighted above. This will bring up a drop down list with several authentication options. We recommend that you select ‘Microsoft Authenticator – notification’, as highlighted below.  The VPN requires the notification or phone call option, for authentication to work. You may already have this set up:

  • This will prompt a green box to appear to confirm that you authentication method is being updated:


  • Set up is now complete, and you can leave the site.

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