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Setting up Multi-Factor Authentication for Students

Screenshot of BCIT MFA Lock only

BCIT is implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) for students. This step adds an additional layer of security, safeguarding your information and reducing the probability of unauthorized access. Find out which BCIT systems require MFA.


Access Alert: The Learning Hub will require MFA commencing February 27, 2024. Ensure uninterrupted access by setting up your MFA today.

In order to use MFA, you will need to register at least one MFA method. There are two options for your first (or only) method. The first option is to download and enroll an authenticator app on your mobile device. BCIT recommends and can support you to use the free Microsoft Authenticator app. Alternatively, you can set up a SafeID hardware token (available for purchase only from the BCIT bookstore). Once you’ve set up either of those as your first method, you can, if you choose, set up multiple devices or other methods. Having more than one method available to you decreases the chance that you’ll find yourself without a method when you need one.

Support with MFA

While there are various additional MFA methods available, the IT Services Desk will exclusively provide assistance for troubleshooting the two recommended options only: the Microsoft Authenticator app on a mobile device and the SafeID token, which you can purchase from the BCIT Bookstore. If you prefer to explore other methods, such as Authy or Google Authenticator, YubiKeys, or password manager tools, please ensure you have the necessary expertise to handle them independently.

If any issues arise with the supported options, please feel free to request IT support from our service catalogue.

Setting up BCIT’s recommended MFA methods

Managing your MFA methods