Why Two-Factor Authentication?

The University is taking steps to safeguard personal and institutional data by applying a multi-factor authentication to critical systems. Stronger authentication methods are needed to reduce the risk of a compromise, especially with high value systems such as those that process or store sensitive and restricted information. 

 Two-Factor Authentication helps keep your information secure by providing: 

  • Critical protection for your login credentials 
  • Reduced risk of unauthorized access to your personal information 
  • Decreased likelihood of phishing and malware attacks  

Two-Factor Authentication adds a second layer of security, keeping your account secure even if your password is compromised. With Two-Factor Authentication Push, you'll be alerted right away (on your phone) if someone is trying to log in as you. 

This second factor of authentication is separate and independent from your username and password — Duo never sees your password. 


Created: Jul 28, 2020 - 6:6am Updated: Jul 29, 2020 - 4:17am Author: UIT Support Center Article: 3078
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