Add an extra level of security to your NetID account

Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.

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Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from loggin in, even if they know your password.

How Does It Work? Why Do I Need This? FAQs YubiKeys & Hardware Tokens
Step 1 Review the devices that can be used

1. Choose your Device

We strongly recommend the mobile app as the most user-friendly option.
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Step 2 Have your mobile device handy

2. Start Enrollment

Have your chosen mobile device handy to start the enrollment process.
View Enrollment Guide

Step 3 Once enrolled you will need registered mobile device to log in

3. Remember

Once complete, you will need your Duo-enrolled device when you log in with your NetID and password.

How does it work?

Steps involved in authentication

Password + Proof = Access

With two-factor authentication, you will protect your NetID account with something you KNOW (your password) and something you HAVE (your Duo-enrolled device).

Once you have enrolled in NetID Two-Factor Authentication, you will log in as usual with your NetID and password, and then verify your identity by accepting a push notification from the mobile app, entering a passcode sent in a text message or answering a phone call.

No mobile phone? We strongly recommend the mobile app as the most user-friendly option. However, other options are available. Review our Device Comparison Chart and Guide to Two-Factor Authentication to help you make the best choice.

Why do I need this?

Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security, keeping your NetID account secure even if your password is compromised. Once you have enrolled, you will be alerted right away (on your Duo-enrolled device) if someone is trying to log in as you.

Protecting our students, employees, data, systems, and assets against cyber threats is a priority for Texas A&M University and the Division of Information Technology. NetID Two-Factor Authentication (Duo) is a key component of our plan to secure the campus IT infrastructure. To enhance security and comply with Texas A&M System Regulation 29.01.03, we will continue to roll-out multi-factor authentication across campus.

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