Two-Factor and Multi-Factor Authentication (Duo)

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Two-factor and multi-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security to your FAUNet ID. Using Duo enables you to set up a second factor (phone, key fob, or other mobile device) with your account to prevent anyone but you from logging in, even if they happen to know your password. 

To better protect University data and to ensure compliance with State of Florida access control polices, the University has begun implementing stricter password policies.

It is mandatory for employees with access to sensitive data (through the use of their FAUNet ID) have to sign up for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), which will let you keep the same password for 365 days.

MFA is a technology that provides a second method of authenticating you when logging into services with sensitive information. You will be able to choose from a few methods to accomplish this. 

Enrollment and Instructions

To begin the enrollment process with Duo, click this link here  or visit http://talon.fau.edu/mfa

If you need assistance, click here for enrollment instructions.

Ways to Authenticate a Login

Different ways you can authenticate your login attempt includes:

- Push notifications (on your smartphone only)
- Text message (you will be texted a verification code to enter)
- Phone call (you will have to pick up and press any key to verify)
- Access code (Provided to you through your Duo application or key FOB)


Types of Devices Used

The following devices can be enrolled with Duo: 

- Android ( Download the Duo app from the Google Play Store )
- iPhone or iPad ( Download the Duo app from the Apple App Store )
- Other Cell Phones (using a text message or phone call)
- Land Lines (using a phone call)
- Key FOB* (using a number key)

*If you do not have access to a smartphone, we recommend that you request a hardware key fob (FOB) by  submitting a help desk request FOBs may be picked up by appointment from the Help Desk in CM22 on the Boca Campus, SR291 on the Jupiter Campus, or LA303 on the Davie Campus.


Keep in mind that you will need your registered device near you at any time you would wish to log in to self-service, workday, VPN, or any other service that provides sensitive information.



 Last Modified 1/4/19