Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Best practices for information security include more than one level of proof that a user is who they say they are before being allowed to log into a system, referred to as two-factor authentication, sometimes also referred to as multi-factor authentication. With the approval of SOG+ (the expanded University’s Senior Officers Group), Binghamton University recently moved to this two-factor authentication (2FA) for those using the Pulse Secure VPN to access the University's network from remote locations, and the University is now expanding use of 2FA to best protect all information stored on University servers.

Find instructions for how to download and use 2FA using Google Authenticator, the Authy Application, or a 2FA browser extension as well as frequently asked questions, on this website.