The University of Texas at Austin

Two Factor Authentication

Overview

The university has implemented a two-factor authentication system to provide an additional level of security when using sensitive online services. This system uses a tool called Toopher, which provides a user-friendly and secure two-factor authentication solution. With two-factor authentication, the regular UT EID login process will be enhanced with an additional authentication step.

Features

  • Enhances the security of your personal information held within university systems (for example, paycheck bank routing information) by combating password fraud.
  • Compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices, eliminating the need for a separate one-time-password key fob or other device.
  • Provides the ability to make two-factor authentication “invisible” by automating authentication when you are in a trusted location, such as your office or home.

Cost

The two-factor authentication service is available at no cost to faculty and staff.

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