2-Factor Authentication (2FA) Guide

Two-factor authentication provides protection for sensitive data by requiring something you know (your NetID and password) and something you have (your mobile device) to access certain university systems. Without 2FA, the University of Illinois System is at risk of data breaches that result in financial and legal risk.

You can read more information here: 2FA - What is 2-Factor Authentication?

Note: A smartphone with the DUO application is the quickest and easiest way to authenticate.  If you are unable to use a smartphone, a small portable device, called a hardware token, can be obtained to allow you to authenticate.  Please email BSC@Vetmed.illinois.edu for further information.

Implementation Timeline (We recommend that you Opt-in as soon as possible!)
Two Factor Authentication (2FA) will become mandatory on more systems and services on campus.  You are encouraged to opt-in and begin to use Duo 2FA prior to the mandatory deadline. 

The mandatory deadline dates are as follows:

  • Undergraduates can continue to opt-in after September 2018.
  • Graduate students will be required to use 2FA starting in October 2018.
  • Staff and faculty will be required to use 2FA starting in November 2018.

  • Please begin your enrollment by following the provided guide--> 2FA - Self Enrollment

    Keywords:2FA, 2-factor authentication, Two-factor authentication, Duo, Duo Security, Verify, UI Verify, enrollment, multi-factor, multifactor, security   Doc ID:84836
    Owner:Tina O.Group:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
    Created:2018-08-13 08:05 CDTUpdated:2018-10-01 09:09 CDT
    Sites:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
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