To better protect the data in UR Financials, Duo two-factor authentication will be implemented when UR Financials launches next month. Beginning January 5, 2015, if you log in to UR Financials from outside the University network, you will need to take a second action to verify your identity.
How Duo Two-Factor Authentication Works
You will log in to UR Financials with your NetID and password as usual. Then, you will be prompted to verify your identity through a device you have enrolled in Duo, such as your mobile phone, tablet, or landline phone. Both levels of authentication must be completed before you can access UR Financials.
Tutorials showing how to log in to UR Financials with Duo are available on the Duo website.
Action Required by January 4, 2015
Medical Center Users
When remotely accessing UR Financials, you will need to connect to URMC’s VPN first utilizing Duo two-factor authentication, then log in to UR Financials. If you already enrolled in Duo for URMC systems and installed VPN, no action is required.
If you have not yet enrolled in Duo for URMC systems and installed VPN, follow the instructions on the ISD Get Help Intranet site by January 4, 2015. If you have any questions or need help enrolling your device, contact the ISD Help Desk at (585) 275-3200 for assistance.
Non-Medical Center Users
If you already enrolled in Duo for remote access to HRMS, no action is required. HRMS and UR Financials both use your NetID credential, so they use the same enrollment process for Duo.
If you have not yet enrolled in Duo for HRMS, complete the following steps by January 4, 2015:
- Make sure you are connected to the University network (either on site or remotely through VPN) and have access to the device(s) you plan to use to verify your identity.
- Go to the Duo Enrollment website.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to register your device(s) for two-factor authentication. (Tutorials and FAQs are available.)
- Once enrolled, two-factor authentication will be activated when UR Financials goes live on January 5, 2015.
If you have any questions or need help enrolling your device, do not hesitate to contact the IT Help Desk at (585) 275-2000 for assistance.