Oct. 16, 2020 — UF faculty members and any UF Health Shands staff with GatorLink accounts have until Nov. 16 to register online for additional authentication steps to ensure your online security. Starting Nov. 17, those who have yet to enroll will be force-enrolled.
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.
UF is requiring authentication to help safeguard our online activities and protect faculty, staff, students and the university. 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 UF resources and applications from your work and personal devices. UF staff and students completed enrollment in June.
Often referred to as 2FA, Duo or multi-factor authentication, this additional layer of protection is becoming the norm. 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.
Next steps: Visit it.ufl.edu/2fa/ for details, FAQs and instructions.
Notifications: GatorLink users will receive weekly email reminders starting Oct. 10.
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.