Multi-Factor Authentication is an extra layer of protection to safeguard your account. Also known as “MFA,” it adds “something you have,” such as your phone, to “something you know,” which is your password.
This will be familiar from logging into your Apple ID, Google Account, myGov and many banks. Many require an extra step before before granting access, such as responding to an app or entering an SMS code.
Deakin is now implementing DUO as our Multi-Factor Authentication solution. When you log into Deakin systems with sensitive or personal information, you will need to respond to a DUO prompt. This appears as an Accept/Decline notification sent to your phone, or a numeric response code provided by the app. (Staff can also request a hardware token.)