Protect Yourself and KU: Sign up Now for Multi-Factor Authentication

Carl Lejuez interim provost and executive vice chancellor
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
KU Lawrence Faculty and Staff,Graduate Students


In less than a month, all KU faculty, staff and GRAs/GTAs/GAs will need to use multi-factor authentication (Duo) when logging into most KU systems. If you haven’t already enrolled in Duo, please go to the MyIdentity website and enroll today.

Duo is already working to protect our systems and information. During a recent phishing attempt, hackers tried to use the stolen KU Online ID and password of a KU employee who is enrolled in Duo. When the employee received a log-in notification from the Duo Mobile app, she marked the sign-on as fraudulent. She then contacted KU IT and changed her password, protecting both her and KU systems.

We all have access to sensitive and confidential online information, whether it’s our own paychecks, student records or research data. In today’s digital environment, a username and password alone don’t provide enough security. Multi-factor authentication adds an extra layer of protection when logging in by requiring something you know and something you have. Something you know is your KU Online ID and password, something you have is a device, such as a mobile phone or digital token.

It’s easy to enroll in multi-factor authentication, and Duo is easy to use. Learn more at and enroll before the Oct. 1 deadline at the MyIdentity website.

Thank you,


Carl Lejuez
Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor