Two-factor Authentication (2FA)

Service Catalog | Information Security | Two-factor Authentication (2FA)

Service Description

Several of our key systems require a two-factor​ authentication process. All Colby staff that require direct access to our administration database will be required to use DUO two-step authentication. Additionally, anyone who processes, transmits, or stores Social Security numbers and/or credit card numbers will be required to use two-factor when logging into Colby ​web ​sites that require authentication. This can be done using an APP on your smart phone or by using a YubiKey – a hardware authentication USB device.

Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security, so that even if someone steals your password, you are safe. This extra step will greatly enhance our information security, and help to protect faculty, staff, and student personal information. Colby has partnered with Duo Security to provide this extra layer.

More Information

How Do I Get It?

Contact the ITS Support Center to get assistance setting up the DUO app on your smart phone or to acquire a Yubikey for authentication use.

What Does It Cost?

The service is free.

Who Supports It?


Lovejoy 129
4199 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901
P: 207-859-4219

Contact ITS Support Center

Lovejoy 146
P: 207-859-4222

Last Updated: September 18, 2018 2:45 pm
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