Cisco Duo Multi-Factor Authentication Enrollment for Staff Members
- May 20, 2020
As we announced in our April 30th Tech Alert, FDU IT is incorporating Cisco Duo as a multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution into our existing IT infrastructure. Later today, FDU staff members will receive an enrollment email from Duo Security (email@example.com) containing a personalized Duo enrollment link. Although the email will only be sent to our staff members today, FDU faculty members can expect an enrollment email in the coming weeks as well. The 2-minute self-enrollment process allows you to easily register your phone and install the Duo Mobile application.
Once enrolled, you will still enter your username and password when logging in to a Duo protected application. After inputting your login information, Duo requires you to complete a method of second-factor authentication. Duo does not replace or require you to change your username and password. Think of Duo as a layer of security added to your pre-existing login method. This 21 second video (also below) illustrates the simplicity of the authentication process.
Once you set up your second-factor of authentication, you can ask Duo to remember your device for 30 days so you only need to re-authenticate monthly.
All applications which use FDU’s Single Sign On (NetID) will require Duo two-factor authentication as of 6/15/20. To allow some time to get familiar with the application, we recommend enrolling as soon as possible.
If you do not have a smartphone, you can enroll a regular cell phone (SMS + calls) or landline (calls) for two-factor authentication. If you would like to learn more about MFA please watch this video (also below).
If you have any additional questions, please contact the University Technical Assistance Center at (973)-443-8822.