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Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

Iscte will start adopting multi-factor authentication (MFA), which is a method by which a user confirms their identity through two or more successfully presented proofs. In the case of ISCTE, we consider the username and password to be the first authentication factor. The choice of the second factor will be up to the user, who can choose between:

  • OKTA Verify application (Recommended)
  • Google Authenticator app or other TOTP-compatible app
  • Security Key or Biometric Authenticator

In order to activate the second factor, you must first confirm your identity at

Configuration instructions can be found on the SIIC website at

The VPN service has been restored at the usual address and access to the service will require MFA configuration.

If you have any questions, you can contact the services via or by phone at 210 464 010 (or ext. 291000) during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.