Beginning on September 18, 2-Step Verification will be required to access campus VPN. 2-Step helps to keep your account and the entire campus community secure.
The main benefit of activating 2-Step Verification is a significant increase in protection of your account from hackers. Here’s how that happens:
- 2-Step adds an extra barrier between your personal information and the bad guys. To access your account, they would need to know your username and password as well as a security code.
- 2-Step can help keep attackers from accessing your email, documents, payroll, personal information, or research data.
- 2-Step requires a unique security code each time your account is accessed on an untrusted device, application or web browser.
- If you receive a security code or push notification when you are not trying to log in to your account, you’ll immediately know that someone else is trying to.
Register for 2-Step Verification
Nearly 35% of campus VPN users are already registered for Duo. Don’t wait until the last minute to register or update your account — the process takes just 10 minutes. Visit onyen.unc.edu and click “Register & Manage 2-Step Verification.”
Want to learn more?
You can visit its.unc.edu/2-step to learn more about 2-Step on our campus, why it’s important and how it keeps you and Carolina secure.