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IT Activity ReportFebruary 2017
February 2017 Activity Report | Information Technologies

2FA required for full-time UD employees and faculty

Full-time employees and faculty members who have not yet enrolled in two-factor authentication (2FA) should sign up at My UD Settings before 2FA becomes mandatory on Feb. 13, 2017. Enrolling in UD 2FA protects your account, your personal information, and information in your care.

After enabling 2FA, members of the University community log in using a temporary security code in addition to their UDelNet usernames and passwords. Enabling 2FA makes it much less likely that a hacker can access your UD account. 14,186 members of the University community are using 2FA as of Feb. 1.

As IT promotes security initiatives across campus, other audiences will be required to enroll in 2FA. In addition to 2FA becoming mandatory for full-time employees and faculty members on Feb. 13, 2FA is being phased in for other groups: Graduate students have been required to use 2FA since Nov. 28; ELI students will be required to use 2FA beginning on Feb. 14; undergraduate students, part-time employees, retirees, alumni, and other groups will be required to use 2FA in the future.

In addition, starting in February, many forms and applications containing sensitive data will require users to be enrolled in 2FA. Even if 2FA protection is not yet required for someone’s UD account, they must use 2FA in order to access these UD services. Since mid-2016, VPN connections from off campus or unsecured Wi-Fi networks have required 2FA. On Feb. 6, certain student financial forms will require 2FA, and UDataGlance will require VPN—and, therefore, 2FA. On Feb. 20, payroll and HR forms that require an employee or faculty member to transmit confidential information will require 2FA.

For more information about 2FA, go to the UD IT 2FA help pages, contact your departmental or college IT staff, or contact the IT Support Center by submitting a Help Request form, emailing consult@udel.edu, or calling (302) 831-6000.

Adapted from UDaily article, published Jan. 20, 2017.