Two-factor authentication (2FA), powered by Duo Security, is now available for all UConn populations. 2FA enhances data security by requiring two forms of identification to gain access to an online resource. On a system that requires 2FA, you first login with your NetID credentials and then verify your identity with a physical device linked to your NetID account. This additional layer of protection prevents anyone but you from accessing your accounts, even if they have obtained your username and password.
2FA is required for authentication into Core-CT. This requirement aligns with the State’s initiative and protects financial and personal information that can be vulnerable if an individual’s credentials are compromised.
You can also choose to enable 2FA for all online services behind NetID Single Sign On.
Managing the Service
You can make changes at any time to the devices linked to your account on the 2FA Management portal page. ITS recommends adding a backup device so that you have flexibility and additional options if you do not have your default 2FA device with you. You will be prompted to authenticate with your second factor before you can make changes.
If you misplace your 2FA device, contact the ITS Tech Support Center. They can provide you with a temporary bypass code.