Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about and enroll in two-factor authentication (2FA).
2FA will soon be required to access many of the University’s most frequently used online services and systems, including the Grants Management System (AURA), Workday, Canvas, the Academic Information System (AIS), and many others. As a result, all University faculty and staff will need to be enrolled in 2FA by the enrollment deadline for their area.
By enrolling, you are taking an important additional step toward securing your online identity and personal information. You are also helping to protect the University of Chicago’s research, intellectual property, and institutional data.
If you have not yet enrolled in 2FA, you can enhance your security now by enrolling today.
You can also read more about the importance of 2FA and the University’s efforts to accelerate 2FA adoption.
What is 2FA?
2FA is an added security measure similar to how you protect your bank account with a pin number (something you know) and debit card (something you have) when you withdraw money from an ATM. The University’s 2FA provider is a company named Duo Security (Duo for short).
After you enroll in 2FA, when you log in to any 2FA-protected website or service, you will enter your CNetID and password (something you know) as you do today, and then use your smartphone or another device (something you have) to verify your identity.
Who is required to use 2FA?
Beginning spring 2018, all University of Chicago faculty and staff members will be required to enroll in and use 2FA to log in to many of the University’s most frequently used online services and systems. Students will also be required beginning with the Autumn 2018 incoming class.
Check out the Commonly Asked Questions page for additional questions and answers regarding the University’s 2FA requirement.