When you leave your home, you may lock the door. Imagine if you lost your key, say, just outside your front door. What if a stranger found the key? Now imagine if that stranger needed the key plus a code to get in?
Cybersecurity is a top priority at Schoox, and should be a concern for anyone online. As a learner, if someone other than you logs into your account, they could impersonate you in messages to colleagues, delay you in achieving certifications, or even obtain access to your personal data. As an admin, your level of access means everyone in your academy is potentially at risk.
Multi-Factor Authentication, or MFA for short, will soon be implemented at Schoox, and is meant to keep your Schoox account safer. Those logging in via single sign-on do not need this extra security; this feature will not be available to those using SSO.
How does MFA work?
Multi-Factor Authentication describes the process quite well. When MFA has been implemented and activated, an extra layer of verification is added to the login process to ensure that the individual logging in actually is who they say they are. A user will log in normally, and then need to provide additional proof of their identity by either typing in a code or by confirming their login attempt through an external source, like from an email, text, or authentication app. A would be impersonator would need to have access to both your password and this code in order to log in.
How will the MFA process work at Schoox?
This article explains the process in detail, from setting it up in your account to logging in to Schoox using MFA.
Who will need to use MFA?
Multi-Factor Authentication will be offered to all users and eventually required for administrators. There will be an option to only have to authenticate every thirty-days, as to make the process a bit more manageable.
In the meantime, please let us know your thoughts and if you have any questions.