Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) at RIT


RIT provides Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to selected information resources. All RIT faculty, staff, and students are affected.


What is MFA?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that helps ensure that only you are able to access your accounts. Rather than just using a username and password, you provide a second factor to prove it really is you. For RIT accounts, that second factor is provided by Duo. The second factor may be a text message, a push notification on your phone, or a phone call.

Which RIT Applications use MFA?

MFA is currently required by RIT applications such as eServices, myCourses, myInfo, myLife and Peoplesoft. MFA is in the process of being rolled out to additional RIT applications.

Screenshot of application using Duo MFA

Additional Resources

Please contact the RIT Service Center at 585-475-5000 or visit for any problems or questions about MFA and Duo. 

For more information

Duo video explaining MFA (2FA)

ITS how-to information for MFA