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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Setup

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is now mandatory. MFA requires you to provide two or more verification methods (such as a password) to access critical tools using your myNOVA (VCCS) account (i.e., Canvas, SIS, and Zoom).

There are three methods for MFA using your mobile device: Push Notification, Text Notification and Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) Notification. 

Use the RapidIdentity mobile app for authentication.

Instructions: Web | PDF

Use text messaging for authentication.

Instructions: Web | PDF

Use a Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) for authentication.

Instructions: Web | PDF

Note: If you experience any issues following these steps or need additional support, please contact the IT Help Desk by email at ithelpdesk@nvcc.edu.