What Is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication strengthens access security by requiring two methods to verify your identity. These methods can include something you know - like a username and password, plus something you have - like a smartphone app to approve authentication requests.

Who is expected/eligible to use Two-Factor Authentication?

Most Faculty, Staff, and Affiliates will use Two-Factor Authentication to access University resources.  Eventually, Students will be included in the use of Two-Factor. 

UF Affiliations expected/eligible to use Two-Factor Authentication (GatorLink accounts only):

192 - Faculty 213 - Direct Support Organization Employee 
193 - USPS Employee 217 - Athletic Association Employee
194 - OPS Employee 218 - Foundation Employee
195 - TEAMS Employee 219 - Clinical Faculty
197 - Courtesy Faculty 220 - Consultant-Staff
205 - UF Executive 221 - Consultant-Faculty
209 - Shands Employee   236 - Recent Employee
191 - Student 216 - Student (Not Registered) 
263 - Student UF Online  261 - Student UF Online (Not Registered) 
Why is UF using Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-Factor Authentication protects against phishing, social engineering and password brute-force attacks and secures your logins from attackers exploiting weak or stolen credentials. 

Due to the number of attempted account compromises UF is increasing account security by augmenting the thing you “know” (your username and password) with a Two-Factor Authentication platform called Duo, allowing you to use a mobile phone app and more, to protect your personal data and institutional systems. 

Step 1: In a web browser, navigate to https://account.it.ufl.edu/. Select Two-Factor Authentication Management and then sign in with your username credentials and follow the prompts to enroll your device.

Step 2: On your mobile device, download the “Duo Mobile” app from you phone’s application market.

Click your device platform to learn more:

Step 3: Log into a site that uses Two-Factor Authentication, like myUFL, with your username and password.

Step 4: Use your second-factor authentication method.

Step 5: In the ‘Duo Mobile’ app on your phone, approve your own login and you’re in!

If you need assistance related to Two-Factor Authentication, please contact us.

Get the print-friendly version from Duo here.