| Authentication Credentials |
What is multifactor Authentication or MFA?
Multifactor Authentication requires a user to provide more than one kind of Authentication Credential to be allowed access to a system. In general, this would be at least two of something you know (a password), something you hold (a secure token) and something you are (biometric identifier such as a fingerprint). Requiring at least two types of authentication provides protection if one credential is compromised.