The University of Texas at Austin

Two Factor Authentication


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 is enhanced with an additional authentication step.


  • 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.


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

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