Multi-Factor Authentication

Protect your Duke accounts using Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), also called advanced or two-step authentication. MFA provides an additional layer of security when logging in or performing transactions online and at Duke.

When logging in using MFA, a user is required to authenticate their identity using a second factor, typically via a phone or separate passcode.

MFA is required for many Duke services, including Work@Duke, VPN, email, Sakai, and Box. If desired, you can further protect your identity by opting in to additional account requirements on the MFA registration site.

The IT Security Office strongly recommends using multi-factor authentication when using all NetID protected services.  It is especially recommended for access to critical systems or systems storing sensitive data per the ITSO Security Standards. 

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Use the Duo app to make MFA easier, or by requesting temporary passcodes in advance of travel.