Two-factor authentication adds another layer of security when logging in to MSU systems. In response to ever increasing information security threats, on July 24, 2017 ITS enabled two-factor authentication for logging in to certain systems, such as Banner. The first factor required to log in is something you know, i.e. your NetID/NetPassword. The second factor is something you have, typically your smartphone or tablet. Therefore, even if a hacker is able to get your NetID/NetPassword, they should not be able to log in to your account because they do not have your second factor.

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Pinned Article Duo Announcement: Automatic blocking of logins from OFAC-regulated locations

Information about the automatic blocking of Duo authentications from U.S. Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC)-regulated locations.

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Brief overview of two-factor authentication

Two-Factor Authentication: Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about Duo two-factor authentication

Enrolling in Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two-Factor Authentication enrollment instructions.

Two-Factor Authentication: How to generate a Two-Factor Passcode online

Instructions for how to generate a passcode when you are unable to use the DUO mobile app or hardware token/fob to log in

Two-Factor Authentication: Logging in to MSU services/sites using the Duo Mobile app

Using the Duo Mobile app to log in with Two-Factor authentication