Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication (sometimes also called two-factor authentication) is used on the Portal to increase security and help protect your data. After entering your username and password, you will be sent a one-time passcode (OTP) which you will enter to complete your log in.

Be sure to add both your email address and a cell phone number capable of receiving text messages in your preferences. In case you don't receive the OTP at one, you can use the other method as a back up.

Existing Users

Upon login, existing users will select whether to receive the code via email or text message. You can only choose from the email address or cell phone number that you set up in your OTP preferences.

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New Users

As part of the initial login process, along with resetting the temporary password, you are required to specify your multi-factor authentication preferences. After providing an email address and cell phone number, a one-time passcode will be sent via the method you choose.

Edit Multi-Factor Authentication Details

To edit your existing multi-factor authentication preferences:
  1. Click the Menu button.
  2. Click My Profile.

  3. Make the desired changes.
  4. Click Update.



The one-time passcode isn't working.

  • Only the most recently requested code is valid. This means that if you trigger a code to be resent, whether by the same or different method, any previously requested codes will not work.

I didn't receive the one-time passcode.

  • It may take up to a minute to receive the passcode. If you still haven't received it, you can click Resend Code to send a new code using the same method. To receive a code using an alternate method, click Email Code or Text Code.
  • Users can send themselves a code once every three minutes.
  • A red error banner will appear if you attempt to send yourself three or more codes without waiting - one initial code on login and two resend attempts.  The error message will remain until the time limit passes and you can once again request a code.
  • Do not go back to the login screen, you won't be able to get back to the OTP screen to enter your code. You need to wait for the three-minute timer to rundown before you can request another OTP.


Entered one-time passcode, back at Login?

  • Please make sure that you are only entering the OTP code.  Do not hit enter/return afterwards.  Hitting enter is not necessary and if you are doing so, it is most likely what is causing you to unintentionally “click” the link that takes you back to the login screen.

  • Once you enter the sixth and final numeric digit in our OTP code, the Portal will automatically take you to the home screen or display the red error banner if you entered the wrong code.

Email or Text option is grayed out.

  • This happens when the information entered is invalid in some way.  For example:  an email address missing the @, spaces or carriage returns before or after the email or phone number.

  • Please correct or re-enter your information by following the steps above under the Edit Multi-Factor Authentication Details section.


Updated 03/16/23.