MFA - Change Method to Text Message

  1. Log in to mfa.svsu.edu .  If you have already set up your preferred method, you will need to authenticate with your previously chosen method.
  2. Click the Change Method menu option


     
  3. Select Text Message from the Method drop-down list. 


     
  4. If you haven't already set up a phone number and PIN, you will need to do that now.
    1. Type your mobile (recommended) phone number.
    2. Type a four-digit PIN to create it.
    3. Type your PIN again to confirm it.
  5. Click the blue button, Text Me Now to Authenticate.


     
  6. On your mobile device, you will receive a text message from 51789 (it can come from another number).
  7. Back on your computer, type the six-digit code that was sent, followed immediately by your PIN.  Do not enter spaces.  Click Sign in.
    Back on your computer, type the six-digit code that was sent, followed immediately by your PIN.  Do not enter spaces.  Click Sign in.
     
  8. From now on, when trying to access an SVSU service, a message will appear on the computer screen saying, “For security reasons, we require additional information to verify your account.”  You will receive a text message containing a six-digit code that you will type into the prompt, on your computer, along with your PIN number.