To meet insurance requirements and reduce a hacker’s ability to log into campus systems, BJU is implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA). Multi-factor authentication requires a text message or pop-up on their phone to complete a login.
This change will affect only off-campus logins. When on campus and connected to the BJU/BJA network, the user will not be prompted for a second authentication factor.
This change currently affects all SSO (Single Sign-On) services through Microsoft (Google Workspace for Education, email, Office, Teams, etc.), but it will be expanded to login services over time.
This will be rolled out for students in grades 6–12 on Monday, September 20.
In the set-up process, the student will a personal cell phone number or email address, and the system will immediately send an MFA number to that personal cell or email. That code/ number will then need to be entered in to complete the set-up process.
Parents, we realize that your student may not have their own personal email or phone number, so the cell phone number or email address may be your own phone number or email.
This will occur the first time a user accesses email/Office, etc., when not on the campus network. You may want to plan a time to have your student log onto his or her BJA email account while off campus early next week to go through this process. (Please note this impacts all email access, not just access from a BJA-owned laptop or other device.)
If you have questions, please contact BJU IT Help Desk at (864) 370-1800, ext. 3880.