In the early part of 2021 we are going to be replacing the Two-Factor authentication system in myTCU with something called Okta Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Many of you are probably already using Okta MFA to connect to the VPN and the faculty and students have been using this tool in D2L for several months.
In order to prepare for this change, we recommend that you follow the process below to pre-enroll in Okta MFA. The process only takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete so don’t wait to get this done.
Note: If you have already enrolled in Okta MFA to use another service like the VPN 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 would, but the system will now prompt you to confirm your identity via a push notification or text/phone message when you login from an off campus device.
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 (Text/Phone message and Okta Verify).
- Step 3: Once you complete the enrollment, you will be ready for the change in 2021. Just have your cell phone available when you connect to the myTCU once we turn Okta MFA on.