Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides an extra layer of protection to make sure it's really you when you log into UQ services and systems.

MFA is also referred to as two-factor authentication or 2FA. It requires 2 separate factors to identify you and allow access to your account:

  1. Something you ‘know’ (your username and password).
  2. Something you ‘have’ (e.g. a code sent to your mobile phone).

MFA is extremely effective because even if a criminal is able to obtain your account password, MFA will still prevent them from accessing the account (and is very difficult to circumvent).

MFA is enabled for all UQ staff accounts. The service is provided by Duo Security.

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