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.

How Does It Work? Why Do I Need This?
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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?
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.
View Device Options

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.

Federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health will soon begin requiring researchers to have this added layer of security on their account. NetID Two-Factor Authentication will be an important part of giving Texas A&M researchers the ability to log in with their NetID at federal grant websites and other research resources.

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