Okta MFA + myTCU

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Okta MFA + myTCU

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In order to improve information security and mitigate 3rd party risk to the University, the Information Technology division is going to start enforcing the use of Okta Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) when using myTCU. 

This will replace the myTCU 2FA system that we currently have in place and will only prompt you for the extra verification when trying to access myTCU from off campus.  We will implement this change next week, so it is very important that you enroll in Okta MFA if you haven’t already done so. 

Note:  If you have already enrolled in Okta MFA then you can ignore this message.  

How do I complete the enrollment process?

Once MFA is enabled, you will connect to myTCU just like you normally do.  When connecting from an off-campus device, the system will start prompting you to confirm your identity via push notification, text message, or security code. 

All you need to do is enroll in Okta MFA, so you are ready to go once the change is in place.  Please, use the following steps:

  • Step 1:  While using a laptop or desktop computer, go to it.tcu.edu/okta and review the information on the page.  Make sure to have your cell phone handy. 
  • Step 2:  Click Begin Enrollment to start the process and follow the on-screen instructions.  Make sure to enroll in all of the options that are presented to you (SMS and Okta Verify).    
  • Step 3:  Once you complete the enrollment, you will be ready for the change next week.  Just have your mobile phone available when you connect to myTCU after we turn Okta MFA on. 

What will my experience be?

Please, take a few minutes to review the video below to learn more about what your experience will be like when we enable Okta MFA for myTCU.