2-Step Login adds an extra layer of security to your access by requiring something you know (your NetID and password) and something you have (your temporary, secret code or push notification). This combination prevents cyber thieves who may have your password from accessing your account.
When you enroll in 2-Step Login, you will identify the device that receives your one-time, secret code. The code can be delivered in multiple ways: with an app on your smart phone, an SMS text, or a phone call. (We strongly recommend using the app)
Step 1: You submit your NetID [DD123456], or email [firstname.lastname@example.org] and your password, same as before.
Step 2: You are prompted to provide the one-time, secret code sent to the device you have identified in the enrollment process. If you use an authentication app, you will simply be prompted to Approve or Deny.
Why Deny? Because you may not be the only person who knows your albany.edu password. 2-Step Login can alert you to this loss of confidentiality. If you get a notification asking to approve your login and you are not the one logging in, you should deny access. If this happens, then you know that your UAlbany password has been compromised and you should change your password as quickly as possible.
All faculty, staff, and affiliates are required to use 2-Step Login and will be phased in gradually. Those already enrolled in Duo for IAS/PeopleSoft access will now also see the prompt for Duo when logging into some other services, such as email.
You will be notified by email prior to your enrollment dates.
If you have a new phone or phone number or just need to update your 2-Step verification methods, please visit Reset 2-step Login to reset Duo on your account.
Enrollment is now available for faculty and staff by submitting our 2-Step Login Enrollment Form.