About MFA @ UCSB
UC Santa Barbara joins our sister campuses in taking meaningful action to help student employees, faculty, and staff safeguard themselves against cybercrime. By the end of 2020, multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be mandatory for key UCSB services and applications, including UCPath.
We will host a series of Town Halls with Q&A sessions from our UCSB MFA experts. Visit this page to see the Town Hall schedule and Zoom information.
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.
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.