Duo Security for HSC

The Office of Information Technology has two-factor authentication through Duo Security. Using Duo can help lower the chances of a malicious user accessing HSC resources.

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts and is separate and independent from your username and password. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or another mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.

How It Works

Laptop –> Phone –> Verification

  1. Enter your username and password as usual, for the website you’re trying to access.
  2. Use your phone to verify your identity, you will be able to verify your identity via SMS, voice call, one-time passcode, or the Duo Mobile smartphone app.
  3. Securely logged in!

If you don’t have a mobile phone, you can also use a landline or tablet, or a hardware token. The hardware token will need to be programmed by OIT before use. For more information on hardware tokens, contact the OIT Help Desk.

Why Do I Need This?

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for your TAMHSC account designed to ensure that you’re the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password. In addition, Duo Push will alert you right away (on your selected device) if someone is trying to log in as you.

Supported Devices

  • iPhone & iPad
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Cell Phones & Landlines
  • Hardware Token

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