Multi-factor authentication

Set up multi-factor authentication using app
Set up multi-factor authentication using text message (SMS)
Sign in with multi-factor authentication
Add authentication method
Default sign-in method
Use a different login method

Multi-factor authentication contributes to increased security for all students and employees of the University of Iceland.

The authentication is similar to electronic IDs (electronic certificates) and sends a notification to your phone to confirm login. Users do not have to confirm login when they are connected to the University network.

Click on the boxes above for instructions on set-up and sign-in with Multi-factor authentication.

Multi-factor steps


Be prepared and set up a multi-factor authentication before February 3rd.

Multi-factor authentication will be enabled for all staff and students at the University on 3rd February 2022.

Multi-factor authentication is an important security feature and improves defences against malicious actors attempting to access your account and private information.

Multi-factor authentication is a process whereby you sign in to your account with a username and password and then confirm your sign-in with a code, which can be provided in a number of ways (app, sms etc).

Multi-factor authentication not only improves your security but does so for the whole University by making it harder to spread phishing and malicious emails between University accounts.

You will receive a notification to complete your two-factor enrollment after 3rd February when you log on to your University account. This setup only needs be completed once.

For the first few days you will need to use two-factor authentication whenever you log into a new computer or device, including classroom PC's. This is to ensure that everyone completes the proper set-up. After this initial period, you will only have to use two-factor authentication for your University account when you connect from outside the University network. You will not need to use two-factor authentication when connected to the University network.