About MFA @ UCSB

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) makes it much harder for hackers to access your UC Santa Barbara information and accounts. Even if someone has stolen your passphrase, they will need a "second factor" - in most cases a temporary numeric code, to access your account. UCSB has partnered with Duo Security, a  system that makes it easy for you to enable MFA. 

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UCSB joins our sister campuses in taking meaningful action to help student employees, faculty, and staff safeguard themselves against cybercrime. By the end of 2020, MFA will become mandatory for key UCSB services and applications, including UCPath. 

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How to 2-Step: Enable MFA

To enroll in multi-factor authentication using Duo, follow these three steps. This article also contains instructions: 

  1. Select a device to enroll in MFA via Duo that will be your second authentication factor, and enroll that device. The device can be:
  2. Register a second device in Duo as a backup authentication method in case your primary method is not available. 
  3. Use MFA with Duo! 

Support for MFA

To understand how integrating MFA with Duo will impact your department's specific software and technologies, please contact your department's IT team. 

For all other situations and general account questions, contact the UCSB IT Services support team at (805) 893-5000 (x5000) or submit a ticket at ithelp.ucsb.edu

MFA for Application Developers and Administrators

MFA for App Developers & Administrators