What is UH Login?
UH Login is the new standard web login screen for the University of Hawai’i. Many UH services, such as Google@UH and KFS, already use UH Login, and over time we expect many more online services to use it as well.
UH Login is a single sign-on (SSO) service, so once you have logged into one UH Login-enabled service, you won’t usually need to login to other UH Login-enabled services for a couple hours.
UH Login supports Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA uses a registered mobile phone, landline, or hard token to provide an added level of protection. With MFA, no one can login using just your UH Username and password, they would also need your registered device. Once you sign up for MFA, you will be prompted for your registered device after providing your usual UH Username and password for any web service using UH Login. You can check the Remember me for 1 day box so that you will not be prompted for your registered device the remainder of the day within the web browser being used.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of protection on top of your UH Username and password. When MFA is enabled, UH Login requires two factors for a successful login. The first factor is what we commonly do today, sign-in with the UH Username and password. The second factor requires authentication through a device (e.g. smartphone or landline) to login. Using these multiple factors provides increased security to your UH account information.
MFA can decrease the risk of an account compromise since UH Login would require more than just the UH Username and password for authentication. To enable MFA, simply register a device; you will be prompted for the second factor using the registered device when logging into any service or application using UH Login authentication.
MFA is offered, free of charge, to all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Hawaiʻi. Mobile device service charges may apply.
MFA Device Registration
Getting setup for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)