MFA-Duo - What is a token/fob?

A MFA token/fob is a small hardware device that a user possesses to authorize access to a service. It generates a unique six-digit number (also called a passcode) that validates the user and allows them to access UW–Madison digital assets.


Please note, you can get a token/fob through your Implementation Partner (not the Tech Store) once your School/College/Division's implementation has started. If you need a MFA token/fob, please contact your implementation partner to find out how to get one. A list of implementation partners can be found here.

If your school/college/division's rollout hasn't yet started, please wait to hear from your Implementation Partner.

Who pays for MFA tokens/fobs?

During the implementation period for the Multi-Factor Authentication Project, an initial token/fob will be provided to faculty and staff who request one.  If you lose or break your token/fob, the decision on who will pay for the replacement will be made by your school, college, or department.

How do I register my MFA token/fob?

How do I use my MFA token/fob?

Keywords:key multi-factor authentication key fob keyfob cost price how much   Doc ID:85701
Owner:Kyle A.Group:Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Created:2018-09-18 12:13 CSTUpdated:2019-01-14 11:36 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
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