How do I enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for my account?


How do I enable MFA for my account? 


Enabling MFA for your account is a requirement for all users when logging into our systems from off campus. This includes accessing your Sierra College student email, mySierra, Canvas, Sierra Connect and more.  


You have two options for MFA: 

  1. Use your phone number to get a login code by text or call 

  1. Use an authenticator app to get a login code on your personal device (click here to jump to the instructions)

If you do not have a personal device to enable MFA, please contact  


To set up your phone number:

Start by watching this video tutorial or by following the steps listed below.  

STEP 1: Go to your computer or mobile device 

STEP 2: Enter your Sierra College email address  

STEP 3: You will be directed to the Sierra College login page. Enter your Sierra College username (not your full email address) and password to proceed. 

STEP 4: Click on the link in the lower left corner that says I want to set up a different method 


STEP 5: Choose Phone from the dropdown menu