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
- Two-factor is required:
- For specific U-M systems and some departmental services.
- By employees, students, and sponsored affiliates on all U-M campuses for systems covered by Weblogin. This includes 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, although they are welcome and encouraged to turn it on to add protection to their information in systems covered by Weblogin.