We’re increasing cyber security at the University by making some important changes to how you sign into your student account and access University services online. From 1 August, 2022, all student accounts at the University will be protected by multi-factor authentication (MFA).

MFA is a way of checking that you really are the person you claim to be when you sign into a University service by providing an additional layer of security on top of your username and password. This will prevent anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.

When logging in to your account, you’ll be asked to provide an extra piece of information. This will be something that only you can access, such as a code sent to your mobile phone via text message (SMS) or voicemail, or created by an authenticator app on your smartphone.

All student accounts will need to have registered for MFA before 1 August, 2022. After this date, you will not be able to sign into a University service online until you have set up MFA on your account. 

To find out what you need to do visit https://bham.sharepoint.com/sites/IT/SitePages/Multi-factor-authentication.aspx