Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication

The State of Illinois is in the process of securing our accounts with an added layer of security.  Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is being rolled out to all State of Illinois (SoI) employees to help confirm a user’s identity when accessing our network from a non-State of Illinois device or network. 

What is Multi-factor authentication (MFA)? – It is an authentication method in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) to an authentication mechanism that involve: knowledge (something the user and only the user knows) and possession (something the user and only the user has). A good example of multi-factor authentication is the withdrawing of money from an ATM; only the correct combination of a bank card (something the user possesses) and a PIN (something the user knows) allows the transaction to be carried out. The State of Illinois method will be to supplement the network ID and password with a one-time password or code generated or received by an authenticator, such as a smartphone which only the user possesses. 

Employees "with" State of Illinois mobile phones

Employee "without" State of Illinois mobile phones

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