What would happen if your password was stolen?
All it takes is one person to click a bad link and unknowingly share their credentials to create a domino effect of compromised accounts across campus. In the aftermath, accounts can be hacked, data can be wiped, paychecks can be rerouted … the list goes on.
With two-factor authentication (2FA) you can avoid these headaches knowing your FSU account is safe.
2FA is an extra layer of security designed to prevent unauthorized access to your FSU account. It protects your data from phishing attempts and other digital threats by determining that you are who you say you are, and not just someone using a stolen password.
How Does 2FA Work?
2FA requires you to verify your identity twice—once with your password and once with a device, typically a cellphone—before you can access protected information. After you sign in with your FSUID and password, you will be sent a request via mobile phone or another method to verify your identity. The process takes just a few clicks or taps.
Check out these 2FA FAQs before getting started using 2FA.
Add new devices to your 2FA account or manage your existing devices
How to Enroll
Add 2fa Devices
Register the devices you plan to use for 2FA.
NOTE: We recommend registering more than one device. This way, you can still use 2FA if you ever lose your cellphone or are away from your desk.
How to Set Up 2FA Guide
Verify your Identity
Use your 2FA-registered device to verify your identity when you sign in to an FSU system.
How to Use 2FA Guide
*If you do not have a mobile device, you can authenticate with a landline or you can purchase a token, a small device that generates 2FA passcodes, from the FSU Bookstore.
Check Your 2FA
Check your account to ensure your devices are registered
Details on registering devices and installing the Duo Mobile app
How to Use 2FA
Step-by-step instructions for authenticating with 2FA
Answers to all your 2FA questions
See scheduled dates for each department
2FA Launch Kit
Created to assist departments with student and employee transitions
2FA for FSU
FSU implemented 2-factor authentication (2FA) as an additional security measure on top of the traditional password to help combat cybersecurity threats. 2FA is designed to prevent unauthorized access to FSU accounts and protects sensitive information such as login credentials and personal information.
We require all students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees to use 2FA to access the following university services:
- University systems accessed via the FSU sign in page (CAS)
- FSU email accounts
- Office 365 applications
- FSU VPN
2FA for FSU is powered by Duo. Duo offers a flexible set of authentication options including calling a cell phone, calling a landline, texting a passcode, sending a push notification to the Duo Mobile app or using a hardware token for those without access to a mobile device or internet.
If you would like to provide additional feedback on the 2FA process at FSU, please complete the FSU 2FA Feedback Survey.
If you need assistance setting up or using 2FA, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 850-644-HELP or visit help.fsu.edu