Multifactor authentication (MFA), also known as two-step or two-factor authentication, is required to access systems on the university network that store Personally Identifiable Information (PII). MFA requires students to take an extra step to confirm their identity each time they log in to university systems that store PII, including my.sc.edu.
MFA adds an additional layer of protection to your accounts and the data you access through them. Think of it as a new deadbolt lock for your accounts. Because MFA requires something only you have, if your password gets stolen, it will be much more difficult for someone to access your account and subsequently compromise personal or university data.
The Division of Information Technology has selected Duo Security to provide MFA service to the university. You will need to enroll to use this service.
- Enrolling in MFA using your smartphone is quick and easy.
- The Duo Mobile app is available for free in the App Store, on Google Play, and in the Microsoft Store.
- You can enroll multiple phone numbers – mobile or landline – and receive a phone call or text.
- MFA is required to log in to my.sc.edu.
- You must set your security questions in my.sc.edu to enroll in MFA.
- You must know your Network Username and password and your VIP ID and password to access MFA.
- For more information, visit the MFA website.