Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

Tags MFA Login

Service Overview

What is Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)?

  • Passwords alone are no longer sufficient to protect online services.
  • MFA is a simple method of adding extra protection to your personal user account(s).
  • Security is increased by requiring more than one form of identification during the sign-in process.

Available To

All Users - Use is Required to keep your Fleming account secure.

Where: Expect MFA from Certain Locations

  • MFA is required when accessing College systems remotely, from anywhere off campus.
  • MFA is required when using Wi-Fi on campus or at College residences.
  • MFA is not required when on campus using desktop PCs hardwired to the campus network, such as those found in classrooms, in the LRC and library, and on staff desks.

When: Expect MFA at Certain Times

  • Each application, on each device, independently remembers your MFA approval for 60 days.
  • You will be prompted for MFA credentials after changing your Fleming password.
  • You may be required to use MFA for any sign-in attempts that appear unusual or out of place, such as from a new geographic location or when using an anonymous VPN service.

Getting Started

Preferred MFA Method: How to Set Up Microsoft Authenticator for MFA


Backup MFA Method: How to Set Up SMS Text Messages for MFA


Additional Information

Using MFA at Fleming

Which Applications?

MFA is currently enabled for the following College applications:

Statistics About MFA
  • One in three Canadians use multi-factor authentication.
  • Even a two-step verification can protect you from 100% of automated bots, 96% of phishing attacks, and 76% of targeted attacks.
Create Ticket

Related Articles (5)

Fleming users are required to enrol in MFA to protect their Fleming account. We recommend each user enrol at least two methods of MFA authentication to ensure a backup method is available.
Set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) by setting up the Microsoft Authenticator app as a sign-in method to access your Fleming account.
Considered the most secure MFA sign-in method, the Microsoft Authenticator app gives you access to the self-serve password reset option as well as a simple process for switching phones. From within the app, simply use the backup option on your old phone and then use the recover option on your new phone
If you cannot use any of our preferred MFA authentication methods—i.e., an authenticator app, SMS text messages, or voice calls—then as a last resort, using a physical security key is an option.
Using the Microsoft Authenticator App Offline


Service ID: 4569
Thu 3/14/24 4:28 PM
Fri 5/17/24 12:47 PM