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Two-step login to protect your OSU account.


OSU accounts compromised over the last five years (2011-2016)

Protect your account by using Duo.

Opt-in to Duo

Who is it for?

Duo is now available to anyone with an OSU Login.

Why should I use it?

Strong passwords are essential, but they aren't enough. Phishing attacks and data breaches put your account at risk. Duo provides extra security for your OSU Account with two-step login.

As an incentive, once you opt-in to Duo you can change your password one last time and then keep it as long as you'd like.  No more mandatory annual password changes!

Two-step Login

With two-step login, anyone trying to access your account must provide two forms of ID:

  • Something you know, such as your password.
  • Something you have, such as a passcode, a phone, or even a mobile app.

Some services and websites refer to this as two-step authentication, two-step verification, multifactor authentication, or login verification.

The difference between the "normal" OSU login screen and the two-step login screen is shown here.