Published: 2021-08-11 11:46 | Updated: 2021-08-13 14:46

The activation of two-step verification will continue during the autumn

In May, the IT Office started the activation of two-step verification at KI. At the end of June, just over half of KI's departments were activated and now the introduction continues for the remaining departments. Here you will find when it's time for your department and how to activate.

Department Deadline for activating two-step verification
MedS 2021-08-24
Unitand 2021-08-30
CNS 2021-08-31
BioNut 2021-09-01
Dentmed 2021-09-01
KIB 2021-09-01
MEB 2021-09-06
KBH 2021-09-07
MMK 2021-09-08
KIDS 2021-09-09
OnkPat 2021-09-09

How to enable two-step verification for your KI account

To enable two-step verification, you need a mobile phone that can install apps from the Appstore or Google Play. Follow the guide below: 

If you have already activated the Microsoft Authenticator app and verified your sign-in via the app, you don't need to do anything.

For you who don´t have a mobile phone

You can apply for a code reader (2-factor token) to do your two-step verification. To apply for it, fill in the form below and send it to your Head of Administration. You who already have a code reader for VPN can reuse it. Contact IT support to reset it. 

Why is two-step verification being introduced at KI?

Two-step verification is a requirement from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and applies to government agencies. Two-step verification, means logging in using two steps:

  • your e-mail and password
  • a code or authorization via an app on your phone

Two-step verification protects your KI user identity (prevents ID theft) and increases security when you log in with your KI account to KI's various IT services and systems.

How to reset the app Microsoft Authenticator

If you need to reset the app Microsoft Authenticator - send an email to the 
IDAC administrator at your department. 

You will then receive an 8-digit code and can follow the guide for reset below.

Do you have questions about the introduction?

Contact IT support