Welcome to 2Factor Authentication (2FA)

Protect Your University of Chicago Account

2Factor Authentication (2FA) enhances the security of your BSDAD Account by using your device (mobile phone, landline, tablet, hardware token) to verify your identity. This prevents anyone but you from using your account to log in to BSDAD Systems that are setup for 2factor authentication, even if they know your BSDAD password. Learn more

How will using 2Factor affect how I login to services?

After registering your device with 2FA, you will need to log in using your smartphone app authorization or by entering a code that you can get via text message, phone call, or by pre-printing a list of single use codes. You may choose to log in using 2FA each time you connect to one of these services, or you may allow 2FA to automatically log in for you for up to 30 days. If you attempt to log in from an unknown computer or smart device during the 30 day period, you'll be prompted to approve your 2FA connection again for that device.

What devices can I use with 2FA?

We encourage you to register multiple devices. It's best to register at least one extra device. You can register your mobile phones, landlines, and even a hardware token (if your department has them available).