Will I be required to use my personal phone for the MFA One-Time Password?


No, there are at least a couple of authentication apps that do not required using your cell phone.  However, unless you only use once device to access the NCEdCloud, it will be easier to set up an authentication application on your phone, than to configure your One Time Password on each device you use.  See the NCEdCloud MFA page for details on the different authenticator applications.

If you use multiple client devices to login to NCEdCloud, and you keep your phone with you during the day, it will be much easier to install a mobile app on your phone and use it no matter what device you use to access the NCEdCloud IAM Service.  The authentication applications (e.g. Google Authenticator, RapidIdentity) run on your phone and do NOT use SMS (text messages) to obtain the 6-digit code.  Therefore, if you scan the QR code on the OTP Setup screen the first time you login (or after an OTP Reset), there is no charge to your mobile account or any data usage, when you use the authentication app to obtain your OTP.