About MFA @ UCSB

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 2021, multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be mandatory for key UCSB services and applications. 

MFA adds an additional layer of security by verifying not only that the person knows a password, but that the person also has access to a registered device, like a personal smartphone. UCSB has partnered with Duo Security, a system that makes it easy for you to enable MFA. Watch this video demonstrating how to enable MFA with the Duo App.

Getting Started


MFA for Application Developers and Administrators

For information about onboarding Duo, requesting Duo keys, and more, visit the MFA for App Developers & Administrators page. 

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Ready to take the next step? 

Enroll your smartphone in MFA with Duo now!