DUO Two-Factor Authentication to be Added to Faculty/Staff Webmail

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 8, OIT will add DUO two-factor authentication to Office of Information Technology-supported faculty and staff Webmail accounts.

If you are an active DUO user with an OIT-supported email address, DUO will be applied to your online UA Exchange Webmail account. Your email will be better protected under the same two-factor authentication that your myBama account currently receives.

When you visit webmail.ua.edu to check email, you will see the standard DUO prompt that you see when logging into myBama. You will follow the same procedure as you typically would when logging into myBama. You can also use the “Remember Me for 30 Days” feature.

If you use a desktop or smart phone mail application (such as Outlook, or your device’s standard Mail App) for your UA Exchange Mail, you will not notice any change. You will be able to use your mailbox as you typically would. This will not impact departmental or shared email accounts accessed through Webmail.

By adding DUO two-factor authentication to Webmail, OIT can better protect UA faculty and staff inboxes from cyberattacks. Please visit oit.ua.edu/duo to see answers to frequently asked questions, and contact the IT Service Desk at 205/348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu with additional questions.

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