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2-Step Verification requires a password, plus an additional code, to gain access.

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. 

2-Step Benefits

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 and click “Register & Manage 2-Step Verification.” 

Want to learn more? 

You can visit to learn more about 2-Step on our campus, why it’s important and how it keeps you and Carolina secure. 

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