About Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security for UARK accounts that makes it difficult for unauthorized users to access services, applications and data. Verifying your account with multi-factor is more secure, especially for services that grant access to financial aid, payroll and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

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How Tos

Set up your preferred authentication method: Authenticator app, SMS text message or phone call. If you experience issues on any device requiring your UARK login, make sure your Microsoft apps are updated.

How It Works

Multi-factor combines something you know (UARK email and password) with something you have (a trusted device, like a phone).

  1. Log into a UARK online service like Outlook, Blackboard Learn or UAConnect.
  2. Receive a six-digit code on your phone.
  3. Enter the code to verify access to your UARK account allowing you to log in.

At this time, secondary accounts are not required to register for multi-factor authentication. 

ADA Accessibility

Assistance is available for users needing an accommodation due to a disability. 

Faculty/Staff: Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at titlevii@uark.edu or 479-575-4019.

Students: Contact the Center for Educational Access at ada@uark.edu or 479-575-3104.


Multi-factor authentication is required for accessing all UARK accounts starting at the time the account is created.  This requirement is designed to minimize the potential security exposure to University of Arkansas from damages which may result from unauthorized use of university resources.