Something you know (your password)
Something you have (a passcode, a phone, or mobile app)
Strong passwords are essential, but they aren’t enough.
With the increasing rise of cybercrime, your accounts are more vulnerable than ever. Two-factor authentication can reduce the risk that phishing attacks and data breaches have on your account.
There are two ways to authenticate with Duo at WOU.
The easiest method of authentication is to use the Duo Mobile app (available on both iOS and Android). Here’s how it works. Once the app is installed on your phone and connected to WOU resources, the next time you log in to Portal, you’ll get a push notification to your phone. Either choose to login by touching the green checkmark of acceptance, or, if you did not initiate the login process, choose to cancel by touching the red “X” of denial.
Benefits of the mobile app:
The second method of authentication is with a physical hardware token. Here’s how it works.Once it’s been registered to you (by going to UCS, showing your ID, and running through the hardware token enrollment process with the Service Request Desk), the next time you log in to Portal, you’ll be presented with a Duo prompt that has an “Enter a passcode” button. Push the button on the screen, as well as the power button on your token, then enter the code displayed on the token to the box on your screen. Sound complicated? It’s not too bad, really, once you get used to it, but the Duo Mobile app is definitely the simpler method of authentication.
|University of Arizona||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Arizona State University||Mandatory||Optional (except direct deposit)
Mandatory planning underway
|University of California, Berkeley||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|University of Colorado Boulder||Mandatory for specific applications||Mandatory for specific applications|
|University of Oregon||Optional||Optional|
|University of Southern California||Mandatory||Student employee mandatory
Not available for other students
|University of Utah||Mandatory||Optional|
|University of Washington||Mandatory||Optional|
|Washington State University||None||None|
|Colorado State University||Mandatory||Mandatory for specific applications|
|Iowa State University||Optional||Optional|
|North Carolina State University||Mandatory||Student employee mandatory
Optional for other students
|University of California, Riverside||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|University of Tennessee||Optional (Fall 2019 mandate)||Optional (Fall 2019 mandate)|
|Ohio State University||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Pennsylvania State University||Mandatory||Optional|
|University of California, Davis||Mandatory||Optional (June 2019 mandate)|
|University of Florida||Optional & Mandatory||None|
|University of Illinois||Mandatory||Grads – Mandatory
Undergrads – Optional
|University of Wisconsin||Mandatory||Optional (Q4 2019 mandate)|