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UF Two-Factor Authentication Service Coming in April

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This spring, UF will open enrollment in the two-factor authentication service. Using two-factor authentication with their GatorLink accounts can help faculty, staff, and affiliates from becoming victims of phishing and other cyber-security attacks. The two-factor security measure is designed to help safeguard employees’ personal information as well as the university systems and data they work with each day.

Beginning in April, faculty and staff may choose to enroll in the two-factor authentication service. After enrolling, participants will enter their Gatorlink credentials just like they do now. An additional step will complete the authentication. UF’s two-factor authentication service is very similar to methods UF community members already use to access bank accounts and other secure online environments. Most people will find it convenient to download the two-factor app onto their smartphone. Other options for authentication will also be available.

Watch for additional service details coming soon! In the meantime, questions should be sent to your department’s IT director or staff. The UF Computing Help Desk (352-392-HELP/4357) or the UFHealth IT Help Desk (352-265-0526) can also answer general questions about the two-factor authentication service.