Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security measure that adds a layer of protection to sensitive information. It requires individuals to provide secondary information that verifies that they can access the information before viewing or changing it. For example, an ATM requires you to have both your physical bank card and your four-digit pin to get cash — multiple factors.
All faculty and staff from UNT System Administration and all UNT System components should use multi-factor authentication through our security partner, Duo, to protect their identity and valuable personal information from cyber threats.
These instructions provide information on the steps required to enroll in MFA, register your mobile device using the Duo Mobile app, and register a backup device.
The recommended type is a mobile phone.
After you have installed the Duo Mobile app, select I have Duo Mobile installed.
Your device is instantly registered in the MFA system.
Select Dismiss to return to the Duo screen
We recommended that you register a second device or method as a backup option for multi-factor authentication. Adding a second device allows you to use protected resources if you can’t access your mobile device.
Follow the instructions
To which you have access that you will use for backup multi-factor authentication
You have now added a backup method for multi-factor authentication.
You may return to mfa.untsystem.edu to make any edits or additions to your multi-factor settings.
Resources protected by MFA will present an authentication screen and allow you to choose the authentication method. The example below sends a request to your mobile device.
To send the response to your mobile device.
To unlock the protected resource or you may follow the prompt from a landline call or SMS passcode to unlock the protected resource
If you have any questions or need assistance, you may contact your local department’s IT support group or helpdesk. Due to the sensitivity and security, the IT support desk will request you to verify your identity.
After hours, submit a Service Now ticket.
Last update: 7/16/21 @ 15:40 by Sanden