Use your Two-Step Profile to enroll devices and activate applications.
Push notifications to the Duo Mobile app are the fastest, easiest, and most reliable way to complete two-step logins. If you’re currently using phone calls or other methods, switch to push notifications now.
The University of Iowa recommends or requires Two-Step Login for web-based applications that house sensitive personnel, academic, research, or other data.
Two-Step Login is based on the principle of two-factor authentication. It works like this:
Step one: You enter your HawkID and HawkID password to start the process.
Step two: You use a mobile phone or other device in your possession to complete your login.
Adding the second step makes it difficult for unauthorized users to access your accounts using stolen HawkIDs and passwords, as it asks you to verify your login using a device only you possess. It’s an increasingly important step in keeping personal information and institutional data secure.
Two-Step Login policies balance cyber-security best practices with user convenience. Faculty and staff are required to use Two-Step Login when accessing MAUI, ICON, and Employee Self-Service, and are encouraged to use it whenever available. Students are strongly encouraged to opt in for more secure access to MyUI, ICON, and other supported applications, and are required to use Two-Step Login when managing bank account settings in MyUI.
The university uses Duo Security tools to administer the Two-Step Login process. Use the links on this page to find more information about Two-Step Login with Duo Security and to manage your profile:
Frequently Asked Questions
Past 90 Days
To increase security measures and reduce phishing on campus, Two-Step Login with Duo Security will be enabled for Office 365 web services for users currently enrolled in Two-Step on June 25.
Expected user experience:
- https://office365.uiowa.edu will prompt for Duo two-step login during each visit. It is possible to select “Remember me for 30 days.”
- Most connected clients (OneDrive for Business, Outlook, Mobile Email, Skype for Business, etc.) will not prompt for Duo two-step login. These clients already have cached credentials that should remain valid. Some of these clients will prompt for Duo in the future during an event such as a HawkID password change.
- Some client software tools (Outlook for Windows, Thunderbird, Android Mail, Skype for Business) are not currently compatible with Duo two-step login. We’ve configured the system to allow these clients to function without Duo.
To increase security measures on campus, UI Anywhere VPN users will be required to use Two-Step Login/Duo to verify and complete their VPN connections starting May 16. Find instructions for logging into the VPN using Two-Step Login for more information.
Duo has resolved this issue.
We are currently experiencing latency issues with Duo multi-factor authentication. The vendor is working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.
This issue has been resolved.
There is currently an issue with DUO Two Step Authentication. ITS is working to resolve the issue.
Two-factor authentication will be unavailable due to a vendor database capacity upgrade.
The vendor has fixed the latency problems and service has been fully restored. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you have any further issues using this service.
The two-step login service is experiencing latency issues. After login there is a delay before you can access the service.
This issue is resolved. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you experience any further issues using the Two-Step login service.
Users are reporting issues authenticating with Two-Step login. Upon login the Two-Step page that appears is blank. Support staff are working on the issue.
Maintenance is scheduled for the Two-Step Login service. We expect the service to continue working as expected during this time.
This issue has been resolved. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you experience any further issues using the Two-Step login tools.
We are currently experiencing issues with Two-Step login (Duo) for text messaging and phone calls. Support staff are working on the issues.
We are currently experiencing issues with the Duo Two-Step Login service. ITS support staff are working with the vendor to fix this problem as quickly as possible.
The Duo-Two Step authentication service using phone calls is not working. Customers receive a message saying "Error during call: Insufficient telephony credits." when trying to place a call for authentication. ITS support staff are working to resolve this problem as quickly as possible.
We will update this notice as soon as more information is available.