Due to the recent email phishing attacks, HSC will move forward with using two-factor authentication this month. This will be a mandatory requirement effective January 24th. Two-factor authentication is a second layer of security besides your password. It requires you to confirm your identity with two things – something you know and something you have. Two-factor authentication will also help WVU comply with new regulatory standards and reduce the risk of data breaches. More than 60 percent of confirmed data breaches today involve weak or stolen passwords. As you can imagine, a large security breach of personal data could result in big costs to the University.
January 24th, two-factor will become a requirement for accessing many critical web-based systems containing sensitive and private data, including Office 365 Web Access, SOLE, WVU+kc, SEI, Portal, DegreeWorks and other WVU systems.
order to maintain your compliance, please review this FAQ and follow the instructions listed below for specific details on how to set this up. If you have any questions on the setup process, please contact the HSC Help Desk at email@example.com or 304.293.3631.
Please note that HSC users will not be required to use two-factor authentication from our internal (wired) networks because we have hardware controls already in place for security.
To activate your Smartphone as your second-layer authentication device (RECOMMENDED):
To purchase and activate the Duo Display Token (Recommended ONLY IF you do not have a Smartphone OR require a second authentication device):
Users can generate Bypass codes that will allow you to authenticate with Duo if you do not have your phone or authentication device available. You can generate ten codes at once at login.wvu.edu and each code can only be used once. These codes should be kept in a safe location. If you generate new codes, all old codes will become invalid. See detailed instructions for generating bypass codes.
Please note that after you complete the enrollment process, the following systems will require two-factor authentication immediately:
SOLE and other systems will require two-factor authentication in the coming weeks.