2FA, Adding an alias

If you have a secondary account at UIUC (super-user, privileged or OU account), you can set the secondary account up as an alias to your NetID (primary account) in 2FA.

By adding an alias to your 2FA setup, you can log into applications using your secondary account using the same 2FA devices you have set up for your primary account (NetID). If you get a new phone or phone number, you will only need to update that information on your primary account.  The 2FA software only allows for 4 aliases on the primary account and each of the aliases have to contain your NetID (ex OU(netid), SU(netid)). 

To set up and maintain your alias, please follow the below steps:

  1. Visit the NetID Center
  2. Log In
  3. Help Guide in lower left
  4. When you are prompted to log in, log in with your secondary account.  If you have already added 2FA to this account, you will need to authenticate with 2FA.

Once an alias has been added, It will appear on the NetID Center Dashboard under the 2FA section.

If you need to add or delete an alias in the future, follow the steps mentioned above or click on the Linked to alias hyperlink on the NetID Center Dashboard under the 2FA section.

Example of an added alias in the NetID Center

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Keywords:2FA, 2-factor authentication, Two-factor authentication, Duo, Duo Security, Verify, UI Verify, enrollment, multi-factor, multifactor, security, AITS, Alias super user superuser rm- duo devices su su-   Doc ID:99933
Owner:Sarah F.Group:University of Illinois System
Created:2020-04-02 08:55 CDTUpdated:2022-07-26 12:44 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois System, University of Illinois Technology Services
CleanURL:https://answers.uillinois.edu/systemoffices/2fa-alias
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