What is MFA? It’s a security enhancement that requires you to provide two pieces of evidence to log in. You’ve probably already used it if you’ve ever used:
- an ATM with a PIN (personal ID number)
- any website that sent a code to your phone before you got access to your account
University of Wisconsin-Madison is joining the rest of the Big Ten universities in requiring MFA. This means the UW-Madison is requiring all students to enroll with MFA-Duo by October 31, 2019.
Students who do not enroll will be unable to access UW-Madison online data & services, including:
- Canvas course websites,
- library resources, and more.
MFA-Duo works through an app you install on a personal device (typically your mobile phone or tablet), or through a physical device called a fob.
Visit this page: Prove It’s You! Multi-Factor Authentication for Students for complete information and a helpful video showing you how to register for and use Duo, whether you choose to use the app or the fob. There is a very useful FAQ here.
The DoIT Help Desk is also your resource if you need help with any of this!