About MFA @ UCSB
UPDATE: UCPath Error Message
When logging into UCPath, employees may see an "oops" error message from UCPath. This error is unrelated to the MFA implementation. To fix it, open a private or incognito window to log in to UCPath, or click the "back" button to log in again. Visit the MFA FAQ web page to learn more.
UC Santa Barbara joins our sister campuses in taking meaningful action to help student employees, faculty, and staff guard themselves against cybercrime. By the end of 2020, multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be mandatory for key UCSB services and applications, including UCPath.
MFA makes it much harder for hackers to access your UCSB 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. Watch a video that demonstrates how to use enable MFA with the Duo App.
Whether you have a smartphone, a non-smart cell phone, or a token, learn to enroll your device using MFA with Duo.
What is multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Duo and why should I use it? Visit the Learn More About MFA with Duo page.
If you have issues or have a specific request about MFA with Duo, visit the Support for MFA page.