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Emergency Mobile Phone Alerts

Scotland will be taking part in the UK trial warning system on Sunday 23rd April. A test message will be issued to all mobile phones across the UK. These alerts will warn you if there is a danger to life nearby. Further details on this can be found


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The way you authenticate with us is changing (MFA)

As part of our continuing cyber security work to ensure that your accounts and data remain secure and safe, we are making some changes to the way you log into our systems. These changes are necessary to ensure that the University complies with Microsoft’s new security measures.

From the 27th of February Microsoft are changing the authentication process and this will mean you will see slightly different screens when you try to log in. You will no longer get the Approve/Deny option when you try to log in and will instead be asked to undertake a short number matching process.

NB. If you currently use text/phone call to authenticate there will be no changes to how you authenticate. This change only affects those using the app.

New Sign in process

From the 27th when you log into some of our Microsoft services you will need to undertake the new process.

Please see the video below for an example of MFA Number Matching.

You can download further details by clicking on the document here:

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