NetID+ will become a requirement in April, 2018

NetID+ will become a requirement in 2018 for the UA campus community to provide more protection for your data and the University network.

NetID+ is two-step authentication. When you log into a campus service with your NetID and password, you then confirm your identity with an app or a call or a code or a token device.
When is it expanding?

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 all UA staff and DCCs will use NetID+ for UA service logins.
        This includes Banner affiliates.
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 all UA faculty will use NetID+ for UA service logins.
    Tuesday, May 15 all UA retirees will will use NetID+ for UA service logins.
    UA students will have NetID+ added to UA service logins later in the year.
        This includes student workers and graduate assistants.

Enroll now so that you are ready for April.

Where will I need NetID+?

In the past, NetID+ was associated with certain services, like VPN or Office 365. After it is expanded (see "When," above), all UA services you log into will require two-step authentication.

    Some instructional services will be not be included until a solution is implemented for faculty using classroom computers in multiple locations.

You can continue to use the Remember me for 30 days checkbox on each machine and browser you use to minimize the number of times you need to use the second step.
Why is NetID+ being added to logins?

Higher education data breaches doubled in first half of 2017:

    Lost, stolen or compromised records were up 164% in the first six months of 2017 compared to 2016.
    The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103%. (—Campus Technology Magazine)

In 2017, University of Arizona employees were phished for their UA NetIDs and passwords and then had their paychecks diverted. Using NetID+ puts an extra layer of security on NetID accounts in the case of these kinds of breaches.

Sign up or manage your account:

Depending on the devices you sign up with, after you log in to a service with your NetID and password, you will get the option to:

    Click an app. Install the Duo app on your smartphone or tablet. When you are logging in, you'll get a notification to open Duo and click a green Accept button.
    Get a phone call on an enrolled smartphone, cell phone, or landline. Answer the phone call and press 1 to be logged in.
    Enter a code. Get a list of codes texted to you, or print a list of codes from the NetID+ website and keep it handy.
    Use a Yubikey USB device. Plug it in to your computer and tap it to automatically fill in a passcode.

Learn more about signing up for and using the different device options:

If you have questions about the NetID+ expansion, contact

If you need assistance with setting up or using your NetID+ account, contact your local IT staff, or the 24/7 IT Support Center at (520) 626-TECH (8324).