2-Step Login


2-Step Login has become the industry standard for securing accounts. It works by requiring a one-time, secret code in addition to personal credentials (i.e., NetID and password) to access an account. This additional step prevents intruders from completing the authentication process even if other credentials have been exposed. All members of the campus community decide how to receive their secret code when they enroll in this service (phone call, authentication app or SMS text). ITS strongly recommends the use of push notifications.

Currently, UAlbany students use Microsoft 2-step login to access email using Outlook on the Web (OWA). Faculty/staff use Duo to access OWA and PeopleSoft/IAS. ITS is in the process of requiring 2-Step Login to access additional campus IT services.     



  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Service Availability

24 x 7

Pricing Information

There is no charge for this service