Keep Your WUSTL Key ID Password for 365 Days

…And Eliminate Birth Year Authentication with WashU 2FA Two-Factor Authentication Service

WashU 2faOn January 28, Washington University Information Technology (WashU IT) launched a new service that protects your WUSTL Key credentials when accessing the Washington University (WashU) Human Resources Management System (HRMS) outside of the WashU network (off-campus).

WashU 2FA two-step authentication services provided by Duo, a leader in cyber security platforms, enables identity verification through the use of a second device to protect your WUSTL Key ID. Once enrolled in the Duo authentication service, you’ll log in to HRMS as usual with your WUSTL Key ID and password. This is the first step of authentication. Next, you’ll verify your identity using the device you’ve enrolled with Duo (a mobile phone, tablet or home phone). This is the second step of authentication.

Enrollment in WashU 2FA eliminates the birth year authentication requirement in HRMS and increases the password expiration period to 365 days. WashU IT will expand WashU 2FA protection to other university systems that contain sensitive personal information over time.

Early enrollment in WashU 2FA is voluntary with mandatory enrollment in the service planned for March 2016. Visit the WashU Information Security website to learn more about WashU 2FA. More information and enrollment reminders will be provided as the mandatory enrollment period approaches.