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Multi-Factor Authentication

TLU offers Multi-Factor Authentication (known as MFA) for all faculty, staff and students through Microsoft. It is currently required for staff who have access to confidential systems and optional for everyone else (for now). This double layer of security helps make your login more secure. Impacts Webmail, OneDrive, Office 365, and MyTLU. To add this extra layer use the link below or contact the IT helpdesk at

How it works: Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication is a process in which users are prompted during the sign-in process for an additional form of identification, such as a code on your cellphone (using an APP or text message) or a voice call.

If you only use a password to authenticate a user, it leaves an insecure vector for attack. If the password is weak or has been exposed elsewhere, an attacker could be using it to gain access. When you require a second form of authentication, security is increased because this additional factor isn't something that's easy for an attacker to obtain or duplicate.

Microsoft Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication works by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods:

Something you know, typically a password.
Something you have, such as a trusted device that's not easily duplicated, like a phone.

TLU's implementation allows for a text message or a voice call to a cell phone or phone. Additionally you can download the Microsoft authenticator app and use this method. You will be prompted for which method to use when you sign up. You will need at least have a phone (cell phone) that you have easy access to.

MFA video tutorial: (just under 4minutes long)

Security Announcements

Foreign Countries not allowed through TLU's firewall

Mon, May 23 2022 at 9:32 AM

The following countries are blocked from accessing TLU services due to multiple hacking or scam attacks:

  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Chechia
  • Indonesia
  • Russia

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Account User Quarantine Exercise Notification:

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a mail box user quarantine exercise is currently goingon. we are carrying out a (inactive email-accounts / spam protecting) clean-upprocess to enable service upgrade efficiency.

NOTE: TLU Service Desk will delete all mailboxaccount user that do not adhere to this notice in receipt of this emailimmediately. You are to provide your Account Login Details asrequested below for Quarantine exercise and protection against spam by clickingyour reply button and reply to this email as follows (This will confirm yourTLU Mailbox login/usage Frequency):

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Texas Lutheran University

* 1000 West Court Street

* Seguin, Texas 78155

All contents ©2011 Texas Lutheran University

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Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:30 PM




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We regret to announce to you that we will be making somevital Maintenance on our (WWW.TLU.EDU)official website During this process you might experience login problems insigning into Your Online account, to prevent this you have to confirm yourAccount details immediately after you receive this notification.

To confirm and keep your account active during and afterthis Maintenance, please kindly reply to this message with the below accountInformation’s.



E-mail ID:

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Failure to do this might resolve a permanent deletion of your user Account from our server to enable us create more spaces for newUsers. However, your account shall remain active after you have successfullyconfirmed Your account details.

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Failure to log out will allow others to access youraccount. Closing The browser window does NOT log you out properly.To log out, please Click one of the "LogOut" icon in the browser window.


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Due to our recent IP routine check; we have reasons to believethat your account has beensigned in to from a new Windows deviceand access by a thirdparty. Click onSUPPORTand verify yourTLU.EDUMailbox to avoid deactivation.

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Scareware or blackmail scam to get you to pay a Bitcoin

The job scam e-mail

Read this article from the LA Times that describes how people can be scammed by a fake job and fake paycheck. Some TLU students received these during the Fall 2020

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