Multi-Factor Authentication Update

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Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides your password protected, online accounts at Fordham with an additional layer of security. All active online accounts (students, faculty, and staff) are required to enroll in MFA. Fordham’s MFA service is provided by Duo Security. The service takes two minutes to set up and only two seconds to use, providing a lot of protection for very little effort.

Duo Push for Smartphones and Tablets: The most convenient way to authenticate Did you know that Duo Push is the quickest and easiest way to use MFA when logging into a Fordham system? The authentication request is “pushed” to your smartphone or tablet following your login to a Fordham system. Simply tap the message to approve or deny the authentication request. 

Enroll more than one device We strongly encourage you to enroll multiple devices in MFA as a backup, in case your preferred device is not available (i.e., left at home, battery depleted).

End of support for Duo Mobile on iOS 10 and Android 6 The operating systems iOS 10 and Android 6 are no longer fully supported by Apple and Google. Beginning January 2, 2020, devices running iOS 10 or older, and Android 6 or older, will no longer be able to install Duo Mobile from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. This will not affect mobile app authentications for users who have already downloaded the app.

China and telephone authentication Due to recent telephony restrictions by the Chinese government, Duo no longer delivers automated phone calls for authentication to users with +86 numbers. All other authentication methods, including phone-based options such as Duo Push and SMS passcodes, are not affected.


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