Duo Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.
Why Do I Need Two-Factor Authentication?
Passwords are increasingly easy to compromise. They can often be stolen, guessed, or hacked — you might not even know someone is accessing your account.
Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security, keeping your account secure even if your password is compromised. With Duo, 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.
How Two-Factor Authentication works
No mobile phone? You can also use a landline or tablet. Duo lets you link multiple devices to your account, so you can use your mobile phone and a landline, two different mobile devices, etc.
If you log into Peoplesoft off campus or VPN on or off campus, you will be forwarded to a two-factor authentication screen.
Two-Factor login examples:
The image below is an example of the authentication logon:
This is what will display when attempting to login to an application using two-factor authentication. You will have the option to either "Approve" or "Deny" the login attempt.
When you first login, a message will pop-up asking you which method you prefer to use when two-factor is accessed:
Click your device to learn more: