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Scheduled Service Change: Two-Step Login for Office 365 Required for Students Starting July 20, 2020

Event:
2020-07-20 05:00:00
Expected Duration:
2020-07-20 06:00:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
Starting Monday, July 20, 2020, students who use Office 365 will need to authenticate using Two-Step Login when they log in.
User Impact:
After the update, any Cornell student logging into Office 365 or other Azure services will require Two-Step Login authentication.
Services Affected:
Email and Calendar
Subsites Affected:
Faculty/Staff Email (Office 365)
Office 365 Productivity Bundle
Full Description:
Starting Monday, July 20, 2020, students who use Office 365 will need to authenticate using Two-Step Login when they log in. Most students, with the notable exception of those in the Johnson College of Business, are using Cornell G Suite for Students rather than Office 365, so this change should not affect them. Also, continuing students should already be familiar with using Two-Step Login to access other important resources such as Student Essentials, Student Center, or Canvas.

Adding Two-Step Login to Office 365’s login process will not increase the number of times students need to log in. It will only provide the additional step of authenticating using one of the methods the student chose when signing up for Two-Step Login.

Note that with this change, students will only be able to use the Microsoft or Apple email and calendar clients (or Outlook on the Web) to access Office 365 (including on mobile devices). In addition, the POP and IMAP protocols can no longer be used to check for email messages.
CIT TDX ID:
81455



Timeline of Changes

Description Current Status Date Time
Starting Monday, July 20, 2020, students who use Office 365 will need to authenticate using Two-Step Login when they log in. Most students, with the notable exception of those in the Johnson College of Business, are using Cornell G Suite for Students rather than Office 365, so this change should not affect them. Also, continuing students should already be familiar with using Two-Step Login to access other important resources such as Student Essentials, Student Center, or Canvas. Adding Two-Step Login to Office 365’s login process will not increase the number of times students need to log in. It will only provide the additional step of authenticating using one of the methods the student chose when signing up for Two-Step Login. Note that with this change, students will only be able to use the Microsoft or Apple email and calendar clients (or Outlook on the Web) to access Office 365 (including on mobile devices). In addition, the POP and IMAP protocols can no longer be used to check for email messages. 2020-07-16 15:21:10