Learn more about Duo two-factor authentication, a service T&I is now offering to Davidson employees.
What is Duo two-factor authentication?
- Duo two-factor authentication requires, upon authentication, something you know (a password) and something you have (a mobile phone, tablet or hardware token/fob). Here is some information from Duo if you would like to learn more: https://guide.duo.com/
Who can use Duo and when will it be available?
- Technology & Innovation is now offering Duo to Davidson employees. A number of employees will be required to use two-factor authentication if they handle information protected by federal regulation or Davidson policy or if they want to connect to the Davidson network via VPN. Other employees can sign up for two-factor authentication on an opt-in basis.
- If you are a Davidson employee, please contact the T&I Support Center at 704-894-2900 or drop by T&I (8am-5pm) to add Duo two-factor authentication to your account.
Once I have Duo, how can I authenticate?
- Duo Mobile Push
If you use your smartphone or tablet, you can install the Duo Mobile app and send a notification to your device. To authenticate, you choose to Accept or Deny the request on your mobile device.
- Duo Mobile Passcode
If you use your smartphone or tablet, you can install the Duo Mobile app and generate a temporary passcode from that app. This works even if you don’t have access to wifi or cell phone service.
- Hardware Token/Fob
If you have a hardware token already (ex: Yubikey), you can insert the token, like a USB, and tap it to authenticate. T&I can also provide you with a Duo token which will generate a temporary passcode.
Which services will be protected by Duo?
- We have yet to establish an official list of applications protected. However, all applications that offer SSO (single sign-on), like Office 365, Dropbox, Moodle, Zoom, OrgSync, Slate, Maxient, and Google Docs will require Duo two-factor authentication.
- VPN access from off-campus will require Duo two-factor authentication.
- Finally, we plan to require confidential applications like Banner 9 and Blackbaud to use two-factor authentication in the near future.