Use Multifactor Authentication Wherever and Whenever Possible!
Multifactor Authentication (MFA) adds an additional layer of security to your Parkland account. When verifying your identity using one or more additional factors (such as a mobile device, mobile app like Okta Verify, or hardware token like a Yubikey or other FIDO2 compliant device), MFA prevents others from logging into your account, even if they know your password. To help ensure the safety of Parkland College users and data, the campus utilizes Okta's MFA solution.
Multifactor authentication is the use of a combination of "factors" that validate that you are the appropriate person for accessing an account. These factors include:
- Something you know (like a username and password)
- Something you have (like a smartphone with an app or a hardware security key)
- Something you are (like a fingerprint, retinal scan, face parameters, or other biometric items)
See this Infographic for more information, facts, and figures about MFA.
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