Plan for introducing multi-factor authentication

During the 2022 spring semester, multi-factor authentication (MFA) was introduced to employees and affiliates at Umeå University. MFA is now a requirement when logging into several university-wide systems and the introduction of MFA in further system now follows.

If you as an employee or affiliate has not yet activated multi-factor authentication for your user account, you will not be able to log onto the various systems for which MFA has been introduced. Activation is easy to implement yourself through the help of a guide.

Time plan

If you have not activated multi-factor authentication before the below-mentioned dates, you will not be able to log onto the systems from the following week onwards.

In week 38 (19–23 September), MFA will be activated for the following systems:

  • Canvas
  • Cambro
  • Moodle
  • Aurora
  • TimeEdit

In week 39 (26–30 September), MFA will be activated for the following systems:

  • Zoom

Activate multi-factor authentication

Learn more about how to activate multi-factor authentication to your user account if you are an employee or an affiliate of Umeå University:
Activate multi-factor authentication

For heads of departments or other managers

As a head of department, head of office or other manager, you are responsible for the following:

  • informing staff of the importance of multi-factor authentication from a security perspective;
  • ensuring that all employees and affiliates who need access to Office 365, and other university-wide services, activate multi-factor authentication to their user accounts before the final date specified.

Activate multi-factor authentication


You can send a request to Servicedesk when you need assistance such as

  • Technical support
  • Ordering access to different systems

Phone: +46 90-786 63 00


Manuals and instructions can be found on the website Manual.

Driftinformation – System Reports (Swedish only)

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