March 2020

Office 365 to Require Two-Factor Authentication

Starting March 23, Information Technology Services (ITS) will begin adding Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to all Mason employee Office 365 accounts (email, calendar, and OneDrive for Business, etc.). Generic accounts will not require 2FA. Find more information here.

2FA will be added to Office 365 accounts by the first letter of employee NetIDs on the following dates:

· A-B: Monday, March 23

· C-I: Tuesday, March 24

· J-M: Wednesday, March 25

· N-Z: Thursday, March 26

ITS is expanding 2FA as part of Mason’s continuing transition to improved policies and standards that follow national guidelines for online safety and security.

Earlier this month, ITS unified the login experience across most applications by having those services hosted by a third-party provider. As a result, additional applications such as Qualtrics, Webex, LinkedIn Learning, Salesforce, Handshake, StarRez, etc. now require 2FA. Find the the 2FA roadmap here.

If you have questions or problems, please contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or