About Multi-Factor Authentication
New students are required to use multi-factor authentication starting fall 2021. Want to secure your account now? Opt in before your deadline.
Students without a smartphone or the ability to receive text messages should create a ticket to avoid being locked out of your UARK account.
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).
- Log into a UARK online service like Outlook, Blackboard Learn or UAConnect.
- Receive a six-digit code on your phone.
- 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.
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.