Keeping your information safe

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) is activated for all students to help keep your student information secure by strengthening our defences against increasing malicious cyber-attacks.

MFA provides extra security when logging into Griffith applications. You already sign in using your Griffith username and password. MFA adds a second form of identification to confirm that it is you logging in, such as a passcode sent to your computer or mobile device.

Welcome to MFA

If you do not have access to YouTube, view the welcome video at Microsoft MFA for students.

Have you registered a second device?

If you have not already registered an additional device for MFA, now is the time! It is important to do this so that you can still access all your accounts and applications, even those times when you are unable to use your primary device.

How to use MFA without your primary device is the number one query that our IT Service Centre staff receive regarding MFA for students. So to ensure you are not caught out set up your second device as soon as possible.

How to set up and use MFA

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If you do not have access to YouTube, instructions are available from Microsoft MFA Stream.

I do not have a phone

If you do not want to use a phone as your primary authenticating device, you can use a computer as your primary device, or purchase a Security Key from mi.token (see link below).

What is a Security Key

A Security Key is a small key which plugs into your computer and, along with your password, is used to authenticate your identity.

If you need a Security Key and are experiencing financial hardship please contact scholarships@griffith.edu.au to apply for financial assistance.

Purchase a Security Key - mi.token

Other MFA authentication options

If using a mobile device or Security Key for MFA does not suit you, other options include installing a Browser Authentication Extension or using a third-party Authenticator App.

If you are unsure of the best option for your circumstances please contact multifactor-auth@griffith.edu.au for advice.

Browser Authenticator Extension

An Authenticator Extension generates an MFA verification code in your browser that is used to verify your identity when you login into Griffith Apps requiring MFA.

How to install MFA browser Authenicator Extension

Third-party Authenticator App

A third-party Authenticator App is a free security App that generates a random code used to verify your identity when you login into Griffith Apps requiring MFA.

How to install and use a third-party Authenticator App

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