Access to Lawson Employee Portal from Off Campus

Background:  As of September 2018, all Sutter Health employees (including SMU) are required to register for Azure MFA, a multi-factor authentication step need for accessing Lawson Employee Portal from an outside network.

How to Access Lawson Employee Portal from Off Campus


  1. In your web browser, go to  You will be redirected to Sutter Health’s sign in portal on
  2. Pick an account.  The account you want to use is [your Sutter username]  If this selection is not displayed on screen choose ‘Use another account’
  3. Sign In.  Type in [your Sutter username] and click ‘Next’
  4. Taking you to your organization’s sign in page.  Enter your Sutter password and click ‘Sign In’
  5. More Information Required.  Select ‘Next’
  6. Additional Security Verification: select ‘authentication phone’, country or region as ‘United States (+1)’ then enter your ten-digit phone number.  Method ‘send me a code by text message’ (see example below)

  1. You will receive a text message, enter the verification code you receive via text into your computer and click ‘Verify’
  2. Verification Successful.  Click ‘Done’
  3. You will be redirected to the login screen at  Use you Sutter username and password to sign in.

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