In an effort to increase the security of personal identity and data, as well as the university’s data, all University of Nebraska students, faculty and staff will be required to use Two-Factor Authentication by Duo. Two-factor will be required to access web-based university services, such as Canvas, Box, MyRed and email.
The deadline to enroll in two-factor is Oct. 5. Between Oct. 5-9, a subset of students, faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska-Omaha who have not yet enrolled will automatically be enrolled each day, depending on the first letter of their last name. The University of Nebraska-Kearney has had 100% adoption of Two-Factor since it's requirement date earlier this year.
Enrollment is available at trueyou.nebraska.edu.
The university is beginning to require two-factor authentication because cyberattacks targeting faculty, staff and students are an ongoing threat. In 2018, 81% of cyberattacks were executed by taking advantage of weak or stolen passwords. Two-factor authentication is the best way to mitigate attacks on weak or stolen passwords.
How do I use Two-Factor Authentication?
Visit True You to enroll.
You can use two-factor in a number of ways. Choose the authentication method that is most convenient for you on the device of your choice.
After you’ve entered your credentials, a second factor of authentication will be sent to you by whichever method you chose during your two-factor enrollment.
After approving the second factor, you’ll be logged in.
The university’s two-factor authentication is provided by Duo. If you’re already using the Duo app to log in to your services, that means you’re already enrolled.