Additional protection has been enabled on Business World, the University's finance system (sometimes referred to as Agresso, or Marketplace), which is used for things such as purchasing goods or services, invoicing customers, finance reporting, and claiming expenses.

If you use Business World you will now have the security benefits of Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) when logging in, which further protects our sensitive information and data, and provides additional security controls to reduce the impact of a cyber attack.

Authenticating your identity

Thank you for checking or updating your authentication methods so you can verify your identify when you sign in.

The additional security protection is only triggered for your first sign in each day, or if you sign in from a different device or location.

Suitable authentication methods

If you haven't already, you'll need to have either the authenticator app, phone (text/sms), or alternative phone, set up to be able to authenticate your sign in to University systems.

Log into My Account to add a method or update your telephone number.

Consenting to the use of your Profile Information

The first time you log in to Business World (Agresso) following this change, you will need to consent to Business World using your University profile information.

This simply allows the application to read your University username and email address and use it for your Agresso profile.

Further information and getting help

You can find further information about these improvements on the pages below:

Most people will not experience any difficulties, but you may need to clear your web browser's cookies and cache the first time you log into Business World following this change.

If you need further help, please complete the TOPdesk form to request IT support.