Duo - Two-Factor Authentication
Beginning in November 2018, Information Technology Services (ITS) will begin a phased rollout of two-factor authentication (2fa) to all A&M-SA employees and students (see schedule below). The name of the 2fa software is Duo, from a company called Duo Security.
The Duo rollout eventually will affect all employees (faculty and staff) and all students who use blackboard, email or VPN. The rollout will be phased in, starting with selected applications and selected user groups (see schedule below). Therefore, not all employees and all students will need to start using it all at once, nor will they need to use it for every application. You will receive further communications telling you when you will need to start using Duo.
ITS ask you to be on the lookout for further communication to the A&M-SA community notifying you when you need to start using Duo. Also, read the frequently asked questions to familiarize yourself with Duo.
|Date||User Group||Protected Application|
|October 2018||Employees Pilot Group||Blackboard|
|March 2019||All Employees||Blackboard|
|TBD||Student Pilot Group||Blackboard|
|TBD||Student & Employees Pilot Group|
|TBD||All Employees and Students|
|TBD||All VPN Users||VPN|