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Click here and follow instructions to “Setup your MFA authentication methods and security questions”

After you have updated your MFA authentication methods, we recommend installing the Microsoft Authenticator App on your mobile device to assist with password resets and receiving your MFA code. Click here and follow instructions to “Install the Microsoft Authenticator App”.

Additional Information:

To update your MFA methods:
1) Sign in to your account
2) Update your information

To update your Security Questions:
1) Sign in to your account
2) Click delete beside the security questions
3) Once deleted, click "+ Add Method "
4) Choose security questions.
5) Enter your security questions and click "Done"

Multi-Factor Authentication refers to an additional layer of security that is added to the login process. 

MFA relies on two forms of authentication: something you know, and something you own or have with you. The something you know is your Rhodes State College username and password.
The something you have with you can be a mobile device, tablet, or landline phone.   

You may have already used MFA while accessing account information at your bank, online shopping such as Amazon, and online gaming websites or apps.  Today, many organizations are using MFA to verify the legitimacy of a login by sending a push notification or one-time passcode (OTP) to the account owner who will use the notification information to login to their account. 

You will be able to choose a primary authentication method when you register, which you can change or update at any time. We highly suggest you use the Microsoft PUSH notification option. International users should use the Microsoft Authenticator Application via their phone. Current options are outlined below: 

Verification Method 


Mobile Notification(Microsoft Authenticator Application Required) 

A push notification is sent to the authenticator app on your smartphone asking you to Authenticate your log in. 

Text Messages 

A text message with a 6-digit code is sent to your cell phone that you will input to complete the authentication process. 

Phone Calls 

A call is placed to your cell phone asking you to verify you are signing in. Press the # key to complete the authentication process. 

You may also want to add a backup authentication method, like an additional cell phone number, to help you access your account in case you forget or lose your device.  

Yes! In fact, we encourage you to download and use the Microsoft Authenticator app on your personal devices.  Click here and follow instructions to “Setup your MFA authentication methods and security questions”  

If you do not own a mobile phone or device, you can choose to authenticate through a home or work landline phone number.
To ensure the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) stored on Rhodes State College’s systems, which includes things like student and employee contact information, social security numbers, intellectual property, financial information, employee and student id numbers and more, it is important that all students and employees of Rhodes State College use MFA to login.
Since MFA will be required on Canvas, STARS, WebMail, Office 365 and the VPN, you will not be able to access these applications using your Rhodes State College credentials until you activate MFA.
No. Remote students and employees working remotely will be able to install the Microsoft Authenticator App, use text messages or phone calls to receive their MFA code. 

You will need to add your full Rhodes State College email address:


If you have any issues when logging in, please contact the Rhodes State Helpdesk: or 419-995-8069.

In the “Username” area, please type your full Rhodes State email address ( Your password remains the same.
Contact the Help Desk at and/or 419-995-8069 if you need assistance.