The State Security Council has recommended that state agencies use multi factor authentication on state applications using UtahID for authentication. DTS will be implementing multi-factor authentication on UtahID effective October 31, 2020.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
A method in which a user is granted access to a system using multiple factors: something the user knows (password), something the user has (a token or code sent to a different device), or something the user is (biometrics).
Why use Multi-Factor Authentication?
Security is a top priority of the state. Multi-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security to help protect state assets and to also protect individual employee identities. The use of multi-factor authentication makes it more difficult for someone to guess your password.
When is DTS implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?
Beginning September 18, 2020, and completed by October 31, 2020.
See more information here.