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Duo Two-Factor Authentication at ASU

Welcome to Two-Factor Authentication at ASU!

Please take a moment to read this communication from Dr. Olsen & Dr. Searle regarding two-factor authentication at ASU.

The facts are that ASURITE accounts compromises have dropped considerably with the implementation of two-factor.  While the external threats have remained relatively constant at 172 billion per year, our instances of potentially compromised accounts dropped by roughly 40%, from 663 in 2016 to 393 in 2017.  Exchange email is the final faculty and staff service where we are adding this protection.

ASU has enabled Duo two-factor authentication for ASU Exchange email accounts to protect against the significant increase we have seen in phishing attacks.

All employees are also required to use two-factor authentication when accessing ASU authenticated websites, administrative services through the ASU VPN (e.g. PeopleSoft, Advantage), and when accessing ASU email.

  • For ASU Exchange email (Outlook) and other ADFS services, please click here for more information.
  • For VPN services, please click here for more information.

ASU uses two-factor authentication for all employees (this includes students who are also ASU employees) when authenticating with your ASURITE ID on ASU's websites. At this time students who are not employed by ASU will only use two-factor to access their direct deposit banking information.

To view a short presentation showing how ASU has expanded the use of two-factor authentication, click here.

If you are unfamiliar with two-factor authentication or how Duo works please click the videos below or read this knowledge article.

Please enroll a second device to ensure you can always authenticate. See “Step Three: Enroll a Second Device” in the knowledge article for information on enrolling a second device. This is especially important if you are a student-employee and need to authenticate in classroom situations where you may not be able to use your cell phone.

1) What is it and how do I enroll? (3 min)
2) How can I add a second device? (2 min)
3) How do I use it? (2 min )

Ready to get started? Enroll here.