Topics Map > Microsoft 365
Topics Map > Account > Muti-Factor Authentication

Microsoft MFA - UWM MFA-Secured Applications and Session Length Durations

MFA has a "Remember Me" feature which allows it to retain your authentication for up to a specific length of time. The specified length of time varies based on the application you are authenticating with.

Beginning on June 14, 2022, UWM applications session durations were changed from 14 days to the new standard in accordance with UW System Board of Regents Information Security Policy. 

The chart below shows the session duration based on the application:


 "Remember Me" Duration

 M365 Web Client  12 hours
UWM Systems (Canvas, PAWS, etc.)
 12 hours
 M365 Desktop and Mobile Client
 90 days

Any web applications will require authentication every 12 hours, in spite of the fact that it will allow users to check a "remember me for 90 days" box.  This message or option cannot be removed from the authentication process as it is Microsoft verbiage, although it will not apply to web based applications.  

If you change your password, you will need to re-authenticate with all applications regardless of how long the authentication period is.  The authentication automatically resets in the event of a password reset. 

Keywords:Microsoft, mfa, multifactor, multi-factor, authentication, remember, me, duration, length, time, durations, duration's, m365, azure, 14, days, 90, session, time, out, timeout, canvas, hours, 12, prompt,   Doc ID:69553
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-12-16 14:39 CSTUpdated:2022-07-26 15:41 CST
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Feedback:  0   2