Two-factor authentication provides additional security for your accounts, and many apps and services offer it. Use it whenever it is offered. With two-factor authentication, anyone trying to log in as you must provide two proofs of ID:
- Something you know, such as your password.
- Something you have, such as a passcode, a phone, or even a mobile app.
Use It for Your U-M Account
Turn on two-factor for Weblogin to protect your personal information when logging in to services via the Weblogin page, including Wolverine Access, U-M Google, and more. Two-factor for Weblogin is required for faculty, staff, student employees, and sponsored affiliates as of January 23, 2019. Students, retirees, and alumni are encouraged to turn it on for themselves.
Use It for Your Personal Accounts
Instructions Vary by Service
Two-factor goes by many different names—such as two-step verification, login approval, login verification, and so on—but they all protect your information and accounts.
See Two Factor Auth (2FA) for:
- A list of popular websites and services and whether or not they offer two-factor protection.
- Links to instructions (in the "Docs" column) for turning on two-factor where available.
Duo May Be an Option
If you already use the Duo Mobile app for two-factor authentication at U-M, you might also be able to use it with your personal non-university accounts.
- If a service mentions Google Authenticator, the Duo Mobile app can be used in its place.
- Websites that allow you to use Duo will display a QR code you can scan with the Duo Mobile app to get started.