Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an added security measure similar to how you protect your bank account with a pin number (something you know) and debit card (something you have) when you withdraw money from an ATM.

After you enroll in 2FA, when you log in to any 2FA-protected website or service, you will enter your CNetID and password (something you know) as you do today, and then use your smartphone or another device (something you have) to verify your identity.

For UChicago faculty and staff, 2FA will soon be required to access many of the University’s most frequently used online services and systems, including the Grants Management System (AURA), Workday, Canvas, the Academic Information System (AIS), and many others.

If you have not signed up already, you can enhance your security now by enrolling today.