The University of Oregon has completed a phased effort to enroll all UO students, faculty, and staff in two-step login with Duo Security.
- Two-step login adds a powerful layer of security to your Duck ID account.
- When you log in to a protected UO service, Duo will prompt you to confirm your identity using a secondary device, such as your mobile phone, tablet, landline, or small hardware token.
- You'll get to choose which devices to use with Duo. The most popular option is the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone. Visit Getting Started with Two-Step Login (Duo).
- Using the Remember me for 7 days option, most people will only have to do the verification step once per week for most UO services (per browser or app, per device).
- If you get a Duo push notification or phone call when you're not logging in, that means a cybercriminal is trying to use your account! To stop them, tap "Deny" in the Duo Mobile app or "9" on a phone call.
|UO Group||Duo Enrollment Status|
|IT staff||Completed 2019|
|Banner users and other employees with access to high-risk data||Completed 2019|
||Completed July 29, 2020|
- New UO students — those who claimed their Duck IDs after March 12, 2021 — were required to start using Duo in August 2021.
- Duo became mandatory for all other UO students during spring term 2021.
- Duo has been required for all UO faculty, staff, and graduate employees since July 29, 2020.
- Emeritus faculty and retired staff aren't required to enroll in Duo at this time.
- Universities around the world, including the UO, are high-priority targets for hackers. An example is the phishing attack of August 2018. Those attacks have only increased during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Stolen UO credentials can be leveraged to gain unauthorized access to personal information, research data, and intellectual property.
- Multi-factor authentication blocks almost 100% of attacks based on credential theft, according to research by Google and Microsoft.
- Two-step login allows you to protect your account from wherever you are, whether on campus, at home, or on the road.
The UO Service Portal contains a lot of information about two-step login. We suggest starting here:
- Getting Started with Two-Step Login (Duo)
- Two-Step Login (Duo) Video Learning
- Two-Step Login (Duo) FAQ
- Duo enrollment deadlines start soon - email from CISO Leo Howell to non-Duo-enrolled UO students (3/30/21)
- "Students face Duo enrollment deadlines this spring" — Around the O (3/23/21)
- "Students can still voluntarily opt in to Duo through March 12" — Around the O (3/4/21)
- Sign up for Duo by March 12 — email from CISO Leo Howell to non-Duo-enrolled UO students (3/2/21)
- Protect your Duck ID with Duo two-step login — email from Kevin Marbury, VP for Student Life, and CISO Leo Howell to UO students (1/26/21)
- "Two-step login security is now available to all UO students" — Around the O (1/15/21)
- "Two-step login deadline approaches for UO employees" — Around the O (7/20/20)
- Take the time to enroll in Duo two-step login — email from Provost Patrick Phillips to UO faculty, staff, and GEs (7/8/20)
- Enrollment in two-step login (Duo) required by July 29 — email from CIO Jessie Minton and CISO Leo Howell to UO faculty, staff, and GEs (5/20/20)
- "Two-step login will extend to Office 365 starting June 3" — Around the O (5/18/20)
- Faculty and staff to start using two-step login (Duo) — email from CIO Jessie Minton to UO employees (2/19/20)
- "Two-step login is now available to all UO employees" — Around the O (2/18/20)
- "Two-step login starts Nov. 20 for 1,500 UO employees" — Around the O (11/18/19)
- "Cybersecurity efforts will strengthen university defenses" — Around the O (7/10/19)
UO IT staff are here to help you with Duo!
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