Multi-factor Authentication at RIT
RIT is improving online application security by requring multi-factor authentication when accessing applications that store sensitive data. Multi-factor authentication is a way of ensuring that only you are able to access your accounts in these applications. In addition to your username and password, multi-factor requires you to provide an additional verification step to prove it is really you accessing your account.
How it Works
Multi-factor login turns your login into a two-step process. When accessing sensitive applications, your login experience will have the following steps:
- Enter in your RIT username and password, as normal
- Confirm your login through one of the following methods:
- Push notification to the Duo Moblie app on your smartphone (preferred method)
- Confirming a text message code sent to a phone number set up in advance
- Responding to an automated phone call to a phone number set up in advance
- Offline codes for those who do not have a phone
- Entering in a passcode from a hardware token or provided in person at the ITS Service Desk
Because a successful login requires both a correct password and access to verify the login through Duo Security, it makes it much harder for an attacker to use a lost or stolen password to access your account.
- Enroll in multi-factor authentication
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Duo's Guide to Two-Factor Authentication (not RIT-specific)