Multi-Factor Authentication

As the world moves more and more into the digital realm, the need to keep your information secure is vital.

Using a password alone can leave your information vulnerable to hacking, placing your personal information, academic records and financial records at risk.

That’s why DeSoto ISD is requiring multifactor authentication (also known as MFA or two-factor authentication) on all accounts starting Friday, May 26, 2023.

As of February 6th, all staff will be required to set up multi-factor authentication to continue accessing DeSoto ISD systems.  Students will have MFA implemented by May 26th.

Get Started With MFA

Confirming Your Identity

With multi-factor authentication, a user’s identity is confirmed in multiple ways to ensure your information stays safe.

It may be helpful to think of multi-factor authentication like meeting a new friend. Let’s say you meet a new person online, and you decide to get together “in real life” for coffee.

You agree to meet at a specific coffee shop at a set time, and then you tell each other what you’re wearing to make sure you recognize each other.

Multi-factor authentication works similarly. You confirm your identity with something you know and something you have with you:

  1. Your password
  2. Your smartphone

Get Started

By Friday, May 26, current students will be enrolled in multi-factor authentication.  Classlink authentication will be implemented for students and Microsoft Authenticator for Employees.

If students have not enrolled in multi-factor authentication previously, they will be taken to the setup screen when they log in to any DeSoto ISD system like Classlink or Self-Service.

Need help?

If you run into any issues with setting up the multi-factor authentication feature, please either call 972-274-8040 or email the helpdesk at [email protected]