→Connecting to the Seneca Global Portal
[[Image:gp1.png|thumb|right|130px|'''Seneca Global Portal''' ]]
As of '''September 1 2020''', all Seneca College students are required to connect to the '''Seneca Global Portal'''<br>in order to be able to connect to their '''Matrix''' Linux account. <br><br>Seneca College are "rolling-out" additional measures to improve '''network security'''. One of these measures are to implement<br>'''multi-factored authentication'''.<br><br>''Multi-factor authentication is an electronic authentication method in which a computer user is granted access to a website or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) to an authentication mechanism: knowledge (something the user and only the user knows).''
<br>Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-factor_authentication<br><br>Although this process will be "rolled-out" over time, the Matrix server is affected for the Fall 2020 semester and onward.<br><br>'''NOTE:''' If you haven't done this yet, please perform the steps provided in the following link:<br>https://inside.senecacollege.ca/its/services/vpn/<br><br>
In the next investigation, you will learn how to '''connect''' to and '''login''' to your Matrix server account from a remote computer<br>such as your '''home desktop computer''' or your '''laptop computer'''.<br><br>