Additional authentication via ULCN (MFA)
Multi-Factor Authentication will increasingly be requested when logging in with your ULCN credentials. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is much more secure than just a username and password, because you will only be admitted if you also establish your identity with an additional method: a code or agreement from an app on your phone, or a response to an email message.
Leiden University currently uses two types of additional authentication:
- Additional authentication for Office applications (such as Word, OneDrive and Teams), for which you use your university Microsoft account.
- Additional authentication for applications using Single Sign-On via ULCN.
This information is about this second form, i.e. additional authentication for applications that use Single Sign On via ULCN.
In 'Account Services', go to the tile 'Multi-factor Authentication' to enable additional authentication. There are three different methods:
- The NetIQ Advanced Authentication App. With this app you immediately agree to an authentication request after logging in.
- Another authentication app (Google or Microsoft). This app generates a six-digit code that you enter after logging in in the ULCN registration window
- Your private email address. Have you registered your private email address in Account Services? Then this address is immediately available as an additional factor. You can change the address if necessary under the heading 'Contact information for password recovery'. At this e-mail address you will receive the six-digit code that you must enter in the ULCN registration window after you have logged in.
More information and a manual can be found on the helpdesk portal.