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To enhance security for Auburn University data, students and employees, Auburn has implemented a high-security login process referred to as two-factor authentication. Auburn uses Duo Security to ask individuals for a secondary confirmation of their identity at log in using a physical device in their possession. The physical device may be a smartphone or tablet using an app, a text message to a phone, pressing a hardware token device or an automated voice call to a landline or cell phone.

Starting Monday, July 18 at 1 p.m. users connecting to the Virtual Private Network, or VPN, must select the 2FACTOR VPN profile, which requires two-factor authentication.

Some employees, such as banner admin users, may be required to use an alternate VPN profile secured with two-factor. Some web applications with visibility to sensitive information have already implemented two-factor authentication and over time more web resources will adopt this kind of authentication.

More information about two-factor authentication with Duo Security is available online. Click here to register a device for two-factor authentication.


Questions about two-factor authentication, device registration and VPN support should be sent to your IT Provider or the OIT HelpDesk.