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About Two-Factor Authentication and the MToken

Two-factor authentication requires users to provide two proofs of their identity when logging in, which increases security for U-M web-based resources. To find out how to get an MToken, see Obtaining, Activating and Using an MToken (S4394).

U-M Systems That Require Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is required for these administrative systems in Wolverine Access:

  • Faculty Business (only when accessed by staff)
    Note: Unless faculty have an MToken already, they are not required to use one to access Faculty Business. Faculty who do not have an MToken need to click the I don't have an MToken box on the Weblogin page when logging in to Faculty Business.
  • Financials & Physical Resources System
  • Human Resource Management
  • M-Reports
  • Manager Desktop
  • Report Library
  • Student Administration
  • Time Approval
  • U-M Data Warehouse (only when accessed with BusinessObjects)

It is also required for these systems:

  • DART (Donor Alumni Relationship Tool)
  • Flux Computing Cluster
  • MCommunity Sponsor System
  • MiChart Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) system used at the U-M Health System (UMHS)
  • Online Access Request System (OARS)

The Two Types of Authentication Required at U-M

At U-M, the following two methods of proving identity are used for two-factor authentication. Both proofs are required to access systems that are protected by two-factor authentication.

  • Something You Know, which is your UMICH (Level 1) password.

  • Something You Have, which is your MToken. An MToken can be a physical device or a software application that generates a new six- or eight-digit numeric tokencode every minute.


Using Your MToken

When you log in to a system via the web that requires use of an MToken, the MToken section of the Weblogin page will be open. Type in your uniqname, UMICH password, and the tokencode currently appearing on your MToken, then click Log In.

For more detail, see Using Your MToken to Log In.