Starting Oct. 21, all University of Iowa students will be required to enroll in Two-Step Login with Duo—the university’s multifactor authentication system—to access services like MyUI, ICON, and Office 365.
Most students, staff, and faculty already are enrolled and using Two-Step Login routinely. Staff and faculty already are required to use Two-Step when accessing MAUI, ICON, and other systems including Employee Self Service.
The fall expansion affects only those who haven’t enrolled in the service and/or enabled it for MyUI and ICON. Students comprise about 97 percent of affected users.
Starting Sept. 21, users logging into MyUI or ICON will see a prompt alerting them to the pending change. They can dismiss the prompt for 30 days.
Once this 30-day grace period ends, those who still haven’t enrolled will get a new prompt instructing them to enroll in Two-Step and enable it for MyUI and/or ICON to complete their logins.
Going forward, students new to the university will be granted a similar grace period beginning when they first enroll. They’ll be permitted to access online services for 30 days before the Two-Step Login requirement takes effect.
Campus users enroll in and manage their Two-Step accounts through the new Account Center that integrates tools for HawkIDs, Two-Step Login, and other services. Users can access the Account Center from the HawkID Tools page.
Expanding Two-Step Login requirements helps keep academic and personal data secure. Multifactor authentication is one of the most powerful tools for preventing unauthorized users from accessing systems that contain sensitive information.