As part UMBC’s ongoing efforts to keep the campus safe online, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) will require that all students be enrolled in the campus’ Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) account security service by the end of the 2022-23 academic year. All employees have been required to use Duo since 2019, as part of their obligation to protect sensitive, personally identifiable information.
While any student can enroll now, DoIT will be working to enroll students, in phases, with expected completion by the end of the academic year. DoIT’s Technology Support Center (TSC) will also send reminders via myUMBC.
Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) greatly increases the security of your account by adding an extra layer of protection to the login procedure. With Duo MFA, your account will require you to have a second-factor device physically unique to you, such as a smartphone or even a tablet in your possession to log in. When you log in, your second-factor device will prompt you to approve your online login. Without approval through your second-factor device, any fraudulent attempts to log into your account are denied, thus preventing unauthorized access to your account and data.
To learn how to activate Duo today, visit my.umbc.edu/go/duo.
If you have further questions, please contact the TSC by either submitting a support request at my.umbc.edu/help or calling (410) 455-3838.