Best Practice: for easiest authentication, set the default authentication method to the MFA app. Install the Microsoft MFA app on any additional mobile devices that you own. Use a hardware token as your secure back up authentication method.
Anyone can request a hardware token to use in addition to the Microsoft Authenticator app.
Employees including Student Staff
Employees (including student staff) are required to have a hardware token. See
"Request a hardware token" below. Your first hardware token is provided at no cost to you or your department.
Hardware security tokens belong to UWSP. When leaving university employment, faculty/staff hardware tokens must be returned to IT or to the department. Student staff hardware tokens must be returned to the hiring department/employer.
Lost hardware tokens: A $12 replacement fee will be charged to the department (or department/student employer in the case of student staff) if a hardware token is lost or damaged and must be replaced.
Students, Retirees, Emeriti, and Volunteers
Students, Retirees, Emeriti, and Volunteers are not required to have a hardware token, and are instead encouraged to use Phone SMS or Voice options as their back up authentication method. If a hardware token is desired, you may submit a request to purchase a token using one of the methods below. There is a $12 charge for each hardware token.
Students: the $12 fee for a hardware token will be billed to your student bill.
Retirees, Emeriti, and Volunteers: please contact your university department to ask if they will cover the cost of your hardware token and to request their approval.
Request a Hardware Token
Request a hardware token (you will have the option to have the hardware token mailed to you).
After requesting a hardware token, you will be asked to schedule an appointment to pickup and activate at the
MFA - Security Token Pickup page. If you chose to have a token mailed to you, be sure to select the on-line meeting option.
See the following: "Students/Employees Requirements for receiving and activating your hardware token".