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Smith College will be activating Duo Two-factor Authentication (2FA) as a standard login component for all faculty, student, and staff accounts in early 2019. Two-factor authentication is a recognized standard practice, which adds an extra layer of security when accessing web-based services*.

Duo will be activated as a standard login component, as follows:

  • Student Accounts - January 31, 2019
  • Faculty & Staff Accounts - March 13, 2019  

As of those dates you will need to use Duo to access web-based services* that use your Smith login.

Smith students, faculty and staff who have not yet set-up their Duo account are encouraged to follow the steps below as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.

* Examples of web-based services that will utilize Duo for access include: Smith Mail, Smith Portal, Moodle, Workday (including Time reporting; March 2019), Zoom, Google Drive, and any other system that requires a Smith login. (Smith computer logins do not require Duo.)


To Enroll

The process is quick and easy, but you will want the following ready before you enroll.

  1. Access to a computer to complete the initial setup.

  2. Have your personal devices with you, including your cell phone/smart phone, tablets (iPad, Android).

  3. Determine an alternative or back-up authentication method.

  4. Smart phone or tablet users should install the Duo Mobile App on those devices before enrolling. (It’s the green Duo icon, not the blue Google Duo app!)


  6. Register your Devices



How to Get Help
  • Attend an overview and enrollment session, click here for the dates.

  • Schedule a department overview and enrollment session. Contact the ITSC to setup an appointment.

  • Visit the IT Service Center in Stoddard Hall 203 or the Seelye Basement Service Desk for help, click here for the hours.

Additional Topics

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why it's Important (video) Transcript (PDF)

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