Duo Multi-factor Authentication
Duo (formerly NetID 2-Step) is a secure multi-factor authentication method. Two steps are required for successful access. It is a safer way to log into select Texas State online services and adds an increased level of security for your account and Texas State confidential information.
- Available to: Faculty, Staff, Students
- Where to use: Online
- Cost: Free
More About Duo Multi-factor Authentication
How It Works
Two steps are required for successful access:
- Something you know (NetID and password)
- Something you have (mobile device, landline phone, or key fob)
Passphrases + Duo
In 2019, Texas State implemented a 15-character minimum on new and reset passwords. The university recommends that you use a passphrase, which is a string of random, familiar words. Research shows a 15-character passphrase is easier for people to remember and harder for criminals and computers to crack.
Once you are enrolled in Duo and have a 15-character passphrase, you will never need to change your passphrase again!
You don’t have to wait. Act now to reap this benefit.
- Students: Enroll in Duo and set a 15-character passphrase. If you already have a 15-character passphrase, you need only to enroll in Duo.
- Faculty and Staff: Set a 15-character passphrase. If you already have a 15-character passphrase, you do not need to take any further action.
- Any phrase will do if it is at least 15 characters.
For instructions on setting a passphrase, visit the Passphrase Best Practices page on the IT Assistance Center (ITAC) website.