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WiscVPN Adds Multi-Factor Authentication Aug 23

Posted: 2021-08-16 17:29:03   Expiration: 2021-09-30 17:29:03

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2021-08-16 17:29:03. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Beginning August 23, multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Duo will be added to UW–Madison’s Virtual Private Network (WiscVPN). This change will only impact individuals who access WiscVPN, no other virtual private networks on campus will be affected.

More information on MFA-Duo: MFA-Duo Overview

More information on WiscVPN: WiscVPN ( - Getting Started

This upgrade is part of the mandated security processes from UW System President Tommy Thompson and helps protect WiscVPN against user credential theft.

The new login process will be similar to the current MFA authentication options. You will be able to authenticate with Duo by entering your 6-digit passcode or by entering the number “1” to send a push request to your smartphone. The new login page is shown in the image below.Image of WiscVPN login

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