Stepping Up Online Security with Two Step Login

Author: Lenette Votava

Two  Step Login

Protecting your personal information and the University’s most sensitive data from cyber-attacks continues to be a top priority at Notre Dame. And two step login has been implemented to provide that extra layer of protection around this data.

All faculty, staff and students are using two step login. The two step login process requires a second way to verify your identity before allowing access to a service. The second verification from a previously identified device--such as your cell phone, landline or tablet--can significantly reduce the risk of identity theft.

Be sure to to enroll at least two devices. You can enroll additional devices on your device management page ( such as:

  • Mobile phone
  • Office phone
  • Tablet
  • Phone number of a trusted colleague, administrative assistant or spouse.

It's important to get in the habit of taking one of your enrolled mobile devices with you anywhere you need to access an ND service on a computer (office, classroom, home, or when you are traveling). If you misplace, lose or break your only enrolled device, you will have to contact the OIT Help Desk for assistance.

If you get a new phone with the SAME phone number, you need to reactivate your new phone on your device management page. If your new phone has a DIFFERENT phone number, you need to add the new phone number to the device management page and remove the phone number from the phone you no longer have.

When you are required to do two step login on one of YOUR OWN DEVICES, be sure to check the box titled “Trust this device for 30 days.” If you login to other two step enabled services on this device and the same browser, you will not have to do the second step for 30 days.

If you don’t have access to any of your enrolled devices, there are are a variety of options you can use to help you login to a two step enabled service:

If you have any questions, you can contact the OIT Help Desk 574-631-8111 or