Two-Step Authentication (Duo)

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Two-Step Authentication (Duo)
Maintaining a secure computing environment is an important goal of Campus Technology Services.  Pursuant to UW System Administrative Procedure 1030.A - Information Security: Authentication (UW System Security Policies).

A lot of personal information is required to make the University work and it’s all our responsibility to ensure that that information is protected from risks.  With two-step authentication (Duo Security), we will be adding an extra layer of security to the entire campus to protect user logins from remote attacks that may exploit stolen usernames & passwords.

What is two-step authentication?
Two-step authentication provides a second layer of security to any type of login, requiring extra information or a physical device to log in, in addition to your password. By requiring two different channels of authentication, we can protect user logins from remote attacks that may exploit stolen usernames & passwords.

Why do we need two-step authentication?
Login credentials are more valuable than ever and are increasingly easy to compromise. Over 90% of breaches today involve compromised usernames & passwords. Two-step authentication enhances the security of your account by using a secondary device to verify your identity. This prevents anyone but you from accessing your account, even if they know your password. 

What is Duo Security?
Duo Security is a company that provides a cloud-based software service that utilizes two-factor authentication to ensure secure access to services and data.

How will Duo change my login experience?
When logging in to an application that is protected by Duo, you will still enter your username and password. After inputting your login information, you will be required to complete a method of second-factor authentication. Duo does not replace or require you to change your username and password. Think of Duo as a layer of security added to your pre-existing login method.

How It Works

  1. Enter username and password as usual
  2. Use your phone to verify your identity
  3. You're now securely logged in

Find out more about DUO.

DUO - Two-Factor Authentication

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