Why Is DUO Important?

DUO is the two-factor authentication system that was brought to campus a few years ago. Two-factor authentication adds a layer of security to your accounts, making it more difficult for bad guys to access your information by pretending they are you. (You might have noticed that most banks and many other companies are now requiring two-factor authentication too.) At UA, DUO adds protection to sensitive files, such as your payroll statements and tax documents, without requiring you to remember yet another password. UA has made DUO mandatory for students and is working to do so for faculty and staff as well. The A&S dean’s office is making a push to get all of our faculty and staff signed up to make sure we stay secure. For more information on how DUO works and how to get it, please go to https://oit.ua.edu/service/duo/.

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