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Multi-factor Authentication for VPN Coming Next Week

Duo multi factor authentication

The Office of Information Technology will implement Duo Security multi-factor authentication for Boise State VPN connections on Tuesday, May 19.

Multi-factor authentication adds another layer of security to your account. Duo Security requires you to verify your identity using another method (like your mobile device) to prevent anyone else from logging into your accounts, even if they know your password.

You may be familiar with multi-factor authentication from logging into personal applications, such as bank accounts. When you log in, you receive a text message or email link that you must confirm. Duo Security is similar, but also includes the option of a push notification to a mobile app you can install, making the authentication even easier.

We’ll send out an email with directions and more information on Monday, May 18 but want to let you know Duo Security is coming soon.

Please visit the Multi-Factor Authentication page on our website for additional information.