How can I learn more about 2FA?

The University of Illinois uses a 2-Factor authentication (2FA) service provided by Duo Security, an industry leader in cyber security services. This will help secure your account and the University's sensitive data. The University of Illinois is committed to securing its institutional data and the personal information of everyone at the University.

About 2FA

NetID Center - Enroll and Edit 2FA
What is 2-factor authentication?

Setting up a Phone with Duo

Step 1 - Installing the Duo Mobile app (optional)
Step 2 - Getting started with Duo
Step 3 - Adding a device to Duo
Step 4 - Activating Duo Mobile for your device

Off-Campus Enrollment

Setting up a Token with Duo

2FA - Hardware Tokens

Using Duo

Temporary Passcode


Maintaining & Troubleshooting Duo

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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2-Factor Authentication is a method of confirming your identity by utilizing something you know (password) AND a second factor.