The University of Tennessee is adopting two-factor authentication (2FA) as an additional security measure for our NetID and email accounts. More than 70 percent of UT and UTIA faculty and staff (almost 9,000 total) have already signed up and on July 9, new faculty and staff were auto-enrolled in 2FA.
Two-factor authentication will become mandatory for all faculty and staff on or soon after September 10, 2019.
Beginning August 1, OIT staff will be sending bi-weekly reminders to faculty and staff who have not signed up for 2FA prior to the deadline. All faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up before September to avoid an interruption in service. Beginning September 10, for anyone who has not already enrolled in 2FA, they will be unable to log in to their UT Email or any website using the Central Authentication Service (CAS) until they set up the Duo Mobile app or obtain a hardware token. Applications requiring two-factor include Office365/Email, Google, Canvas, Zoom, GradesFirst, MyIRIS, MyUTK, K@TE, and more. If you would like a list of faculty and staff in your department who have not adopted 2FA, or have any additional questions regarding the 2FA initiative, please contact the OIT HelpDesk online or by phone at 865-974-9900.