Authentication

Authentication is the process of determining that you are who you say you are for the purposes of accessing personalized or non-public online services. This is usually done with a combination of a Duke-issued credential (username) such as a NetID or OneLink account in conjunction with a password.

Duke recommends adding additional security to your Duke credentials by setting up multi-factor authentication, also known as two-step or two-factor authentication. This allows for many options for secondary verification of your identity, including verification through phone calls, app notifications, text messages, or USB authentication devices.

Duke uses Shibboleth for authentication of online services. For help getting your site or application protected by Shibboleth, please use the link to the right.