What is MFA? Multifactor Authentication (MFA) increases the security where you need more than just a password to log into a system or online application.
When is this happening? MFA for CLASS which will be linked to Microsoft Cloud services, we need all Centres ready to go before we can roll out these changes. We have put together some information that will help you prepare your Centre for these changes.
Coming upgrades to CLASS rely on integrations with Azure (for log in), and Microsoft 365 (for document management). Some work will need to be done at a Centre level to facilitate this. Unfortunately, this is a technical process and can be challenging. If you run into issues the Helpdesk is here to support you.
For the upcoming changes to the log in process the key tasks for all Centres are:
For Centres already using Microsoft 365, Azure Active Directory is already set up. You can confirm your Centre’s readiness by following the instructions here. Don’t forget to set up MFA. If you run into issues the Helpdesk is here to support you.
For Centres that want to adopt Microsoft 365, the first step is registering as a not for profit using this link. After you have Microsoft 365 setup, you can confirm your Centre’s readiness as above. Don’t forget to set up MFA. If you run into issues the Helpdesk is here to support you.
For Centres that will not be using Microsoft 365, please set up an Azure Active Directory domain here. This will be the case for Centres using Google Workspace, and for Centres that do not use any cloud productivity/collaboration suites. Don’t forget to set up MFA. If you run into issues the Helpdesk is here to support you.
Work done at your Centre is very sensitive and we take securing this information very seriously. We’re bringing our systems into line with the Australian Signals Directorate’s Essential Eight Cyber Security Strategies
Another great benefit for rolling out MFA is that you won’t need to use a VPN to access CLASS, so if you’re working remotely, there will be no extra step to sign on.
If you’re not currently using Microsoft 365, we would like to hear from you so we can address any concerns or questions you might have about this process.
If you have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS is a web-based, cloud application. Security is a primary focus for all Users and Administrators. There are multiple layers to CLASS security. Maintaining security is critical, Administrators act as gatekeeper for their users and permissions.
There are a number of external security and legal standards that centres must comply with:
You can take the first step whenever you are ready by registering with Microsoft as a Nonprofit, which can take up to seven days to be approved.
We have identified the Centres who do not use Microsoft 365 or a similar solution through a recent tech survey we conducted. We will be contacting these centres to learn more about their infrastructure and provide guidance and to help research solutions. You do not have to wait for us to contact you if you are raring to go!