March 11, 2020 — To help safeguard our online activities and protect faculty, staff, students and the university, UFIT has introduced two-factor authentication. Here at UF Health, this applies to our faculty, residents, staff, credentialed providers, volunteers and students who use a GatorLink ID and password to access online resources and applications from your work and personal devices.
In addition to logging in with your GatorLink username and password, you’ll be asked to provide an additional verification method prior to the system authorizing your access.
Often referred to as 2FA, Duo or multi-factor authentication, this additional layer of protection is becoming the norm. For example, when you use your credit card at the gas pump and you’re asked to enter your zip code, or when you’re online banking and the website sends an authorization code to your mobile device — that’s two-factor authentication.
UF and UF Health are adopting this practice because it significantly reduces the risk of compromised accounts. We’re asking everyone who uses GatorLink to enroll this spring, including those employed by UF, UF Health and our hospitals and medical practices in Gainesville and Jacksonville.
Next steps: UF has made it easy, just visit it.ufl.edu/2fa/ to learn more and enroll.
A user-friendly option is the “Remember Me for 10 hours” check box, which means you won’t be prompted again after authentication as long as you’re using the same browser on the same device.
Read about it: Visit news.it.ufl.edu/ and under “Archives” search “Authentication” for more details.