Your password needs a partner—in the form of two-factor authentication! With two-factor authentication (2FA), anyone trying to log in as you must provide two proofs of ID:
- Something you know, such as your password.
- Something you have, such as a passcode, a phone, or even a mobile app.
U-M uses Duo two-factor authentication for login security to protect the university and you. Many U-M systems automatically require two-factor authentication. Optionally, you can add this protection to all your personal information behind the U-M Weblogin page, as well as to many types of personal accounts outside of U-M.
Turn It On for U-M Weblogin
Turn It On for Personal Accounts Outside of U-M
Instructions Vary by Service
Two-factor goes by many different names—such as two-step verification, login approval, login verification, and so on—but they all protect your information and accounts.
See Two Factor Auth (2FA) for:
- A list of popular websites and services and whether or not they offer two-factor protection.
- Links to instructions (in the "Docs" column) for turning on two-factor where available.
Duo May Be an Option
If you already use the Duo Mobile App for two-factor authentication at U-M, you might also be able to use it with your personal non-university accounts.
- If a service mentions Google Authenticator, the Duo Mobile app can be used in its place.
- Websites that allow you to use Duo will display a QR code you can scan with the Duo Mobile app to get started.