Beginning March 5, 2018, multi-factor authentication will be required for all UMD staff members in order to access many IT systems on campus, such as: ELMS, UMEG, G Suite (including Gmail), CourseEvalUM, Box, and many more. Beginning March 5, you will not be able to access these systems unless you enroll in multi-factor authentication.

Multi-factor authentication is an important layer of protection for university data because it ensures that attackers need more than just a password to use your account. There are several additional login factors you may select, including an app installed on a mobile device, a phone that can receive voice calls, a hardware token, and one-time use codes.

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If you need assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at 301.405.1500 or