The University requires 2-Step Login to access several campus IT services. Also known as
two-factor or multifactor authentication, the use of a one-time code along with your login
credentials is the current standard for accessing secure information. In today's security
environment, using NetIDs and passwords alone is not enough to protect unauthorized access
to University accounts.
2-Step Login is currently required to access UAlbany Mail and PeopleSoft / IAS. Beginning
this summer, 2-Step Login will be used to access an increasing number of services.
All members of the campus community will be enrolled in one of the following solutions:
Microsoft 2-Step Login for Students
Duo 2-Step Login for Faculty/Staff
1. Enter your credentials (email address or NetID and Password)
2. Verify your identity via the one-time code
Enrollment and Setup
After ITS enrolls you, follow the prompts at your next login to setup 2-Step Login. You
will need to identify the device on which to receive the one-time code; then, follow the prompts to
send a Quick Response (QR) code, or copy and paste a specified URL and numeric code, to confirm
the use of your designated device.
Second Step Recommendations
ITS strongly recommends the use of an authentication app with push notifications.
This requires the installation of the Microsoft Authenticator or Duo app from the Apple Store or
Google Play. This is currently the most secure option for completing the 2-Step Login process.