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Expand Where You Use Two-Step Login

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Expand Your Use of Two-Step Login

To better protect yourself against misuse of your NetID and password, you can choose to expand Two-Step Login security to all Cornell services where you log in through the standard Cornell web login page (CUWebLogin).

This is one of the best measures you can take to safeguard your personal information and protect the university against hackers.

If you don't see the Expand Where You Use Two-Step Login tab described below, you are required to use Two-Step Login with any service where you log in with CUWebLogin.  You will not be able to opt out of this expanded use of Two-Step Login.  This requirement applies to all non-academic staff.  In a few departments, the requirement has been extended to cover all employees, including faculty and other academics.  For more information about this additional security measure, please see Expansion of Two-Step Login for Nonacademic Employees.

To activate this expanded use of Two-Step Login:

  1. Go to Manage Your Two-Step Login
  2. Select Expand Where You Use Two-Step Login.
  3. Select Opt-In.
  4. Confirm your choice by completing the second step of logging in.

Expand where you use Two-Step Login example

To stop using this feature:

  1. Go to Manage Your Two-Step Login
  2. Select Expand Where You Use Two-Step Login
  3. Select Opt-Out 

Opt-out example

You won't be prompted by Two-Step Login when you use Outlook Web Access (OWA) or other services that are part of Office 365, because they use a separate authentication process.

Certain campus services, typically ones that grant access to sensitive information, always require Two-Step Login. For these services, you will continue to be prompted by Two-Step Login, regardless of your Opt-In or Opt-Out choice.

Reduce How Often You Have to Authenticate

To reduce how often you're prompted by Two-Step Login:

  1. Select the Remember me for 24 hours checkbox on the Two-Step Login authentication prompt.
  2. For more information, see the full article about Remember me for 24 Hours.

Options for Two-Step Login

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