What Is Two-Factor?
Two-factor means that when you log in, you provide two proofs of your identity. At U-M, that means your password plus Duo. You can choose from multiple Duo options. An attacker who gets your password won't be able to log in as you without your Duo option.
Who Needs to Use Two-Factor at U-M
- All students will be required to use two-factor authentication for systems covered by Weblogin beginning January 29, 2020. Students are encouraged to turn on two-factor now to become familiar with the Duo options and to get assistance if needed.
- Two-factor is required:
- For specific U-M systems and some departmental services.
- By employees and sponsored affiliates on all U-M campuses and students in the School of Dentistry for systems covered by Weblogin. This includes all student employees and retired faculty who have emeritus appointments (paid or unpaid) in the Human Resource Management System.
- It is not required:
- For sponsored affiliates who have temporary uniqnames.
- For retirees and alumni (including those graduating in December 2019), although they are welcome and encouraged to turn it on to add protection to their information in systems covered by Weblogin.
- It can be turned off if:
- You are no longer actively employed and your U-M appointment is fully terminated in the Human Resource Management System.
- You have graduated or left the university and your affiliation has been fully updated in the Student Administration system.