Multi-factor authentication (also referred to as MFA) using the Duo application is a security requirement for accessing your EEPMBA Student Technology Ecosystem, Student Technology Ecosystem,
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What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-factor authentication (also referred to as MFA) using the Duo application is a security requirement for accessing your EEPMBA Student Technology Ecosystem.
Below are resources to set up your multi-factor authentication, and how to subsequently log into your accounts after the feature is set up.
Setting up multi-factor authentication on your device for the first time
Using multi-factor authentication on your device to securely use your University of Wisconsin accounts
After you have set up multi-factor authentication, you will have to log in with it to use your university online resources. Any device will require authentication, and you can keep your authentication for 12 hours if you choose.
If you need access to university online resources (including Canvas, MyUW, Box, or other online software and services), you will need your chosen login device with you to authenticate your log-in; this includes accessing Canvas in class for group work, assignments, and examinations.
Options for multi-factor authentication:
There are four multifactor authentication options to access your University of Wisconsin-Madison accounts, according to the Multi-factor Authentication Portal.
Mobile device or tablet - preferred method for most cases.
- 92% of students surveyed preferred this method on the initial roll-out last December (n = 590)
- Push Notification can be used to instantly access student technology ecosystem
- Code generator can be used as an alternative if wifi or data are unavailable, airplane mode, or travelling abroad.
Token/Fob or USB Security Key
- A hardware alternative to the app authentication.
- Specially issued upon request.
- Can be generated through the Multi-factor Authentication Portal
- Useful if you lose your device to regain access to your accounts
- If your device is not allowed in the classroom setting (during an examination for instance), these can be used instead
Request Temporary Passcode for Emergency Access
- if you do not complete your initial login, or you change phone numbers, this can help you get back on track.