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Two-Factor Authentication Overview

Introduction

When you use your Miami UniqueID and MUnet password to log in to certain Miami services or applications, you will be prompted to enter a six-digit single-use verification code. The Two-Factor code changes with every log in and can be used only one time.

Two-Factor Authentication was chosen because it strikes a good balance between security and complexity. The technology is well-understood, proven and supportable. Google Authenticator has been audited by University of Pennsylvania and is known to be clean and secure. We believe the security benefits gained for the Miami community outweigh the added complexity.

Capabilities, Benefits and Key Features

  • Control Access

Two-Factor codes can be delivered to you through any of the following methods:

  • a smartphone application (Google Authenticator)
  • text message or voice messages
  • a set of printed codes

​Updated: 5/20/15