PAWS: Multifactor authentication and login screen changes

On March 14, multifactor authentication will be required to access PAWS for UWM students.

Multifactor authentication was first enabled on Office 365 to students last semester. Since adding multifactor authentication to Office 365, students and the university have experienced a higher level of online security. This will further expand the safety of our students as PAWS contains sensitive information.

In order to accommodate the level of authentication needed for PAWS, the login screen will be updated for students, faculty and staff.

On March 14, faculty, staff and students will see the new login screen when they click “PAWS Access” to login. Please note: The new login process for PAWS is the same login process used when accessing Office 365. This login screen requires you to enter your entire UWM email address (i.e.:

Please see these instructions if you need assistance identifying your UWM email address. All information and instructions for multi-factor authentication for students, faculty and staff can be found on our webpage. If you need assistance with MFA, please contact the UWM Help Desk.

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