Emerge uses Two-Factor Authentication. This means using two independent methods of identification (i.e. something you have and something you know!).
All iOS and Android devices are hard coded with a globally unique string called the Device UDID – something you have. This UDID is used to register the device with the Emerge Management Console running at the school - a simple process requiring a user to accept each device. If a device is not registered with the Emerge Management console, it will not work, even if the Emerge application was installed and a valid username and password was entered.
If your username and password – something you know - was discovered by anyone else, they still would not be able to log on to Emerge on any device not ‘allowed’ by an administrator in the management console held securely within your school’s server.
Additionally each time an Emerge device connects to the server to collect data the username and password are (seamlessly) validated.