Multi-factor Authentication

multi-factor authentication info page

Binghamton University employs two different multi-factor authentication (MFA) technologies to best ensure the security of University managed accounts. What is MFA? It’s really quite simple. MFA is an extra layer of security requiring an individual to use two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) while logging in to a system. These usually include:

  1. Something you know (Your Binghamton University username and password)
  2. Something you have (A device like a phone, computer, keyfob, etc.)

BMail is your official Binghamton e-mail address, and is where all university communications are sent.

Your Binghamton University Computer Account is used to access all online resources on campus: housing request form, Brightspace, MyBinghamton, public computers on campus, Internet connection, BU BRAIN Self-Service, etc. You access your computer account by logging in with your user ID and password.

To activate your account, you will need to set an account password:

How to Set Your Account Password and 2 Factor Authentication (2FA)

  1. Go to:
  2. Enter your Binghamton University username
  3. Select a contact to receive a One-Time-Password (OTP)
  4. Check your email for a message with a code and enter it in the box on the Password Portal
  5. Set your new password. You will see a confirmation that your password for all accounts was set
  6. After setting your password set up 2FA by following the instructions in the support guide (see below).

You can now login to check your Bmail.

NOTE: If you forget your password, go to and follow the instructions. 

These links will help guide you through setting up the two different MFA systems we use here at Binghamton University for your added security:

1. Central Authentication System (CAS) & VPN (Pulse Secure) 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) REQUIRED
Individuals logging in to University services (such as the myBinghamton portal, BU Brain, Brightspace, OmniUpdate, etc.) through the CAS single sign on (SSO) system or through the VPN are required to use a One-Time-Password (OTP).  

2. Bmail & Google 2-Step Verification | Google 2-Step Verification for Travelers REQUIRED as of 5/24/22
Binghamton University uses Google 2-Step to secure Binghamton University Bmail & Google Workspace accounts. 

If you need help with this, contact the HELP DESK.