Two-Factor Authentication required at UNK beginning March 23

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is requiring all students, faculty and staff to use Two-Factor Authentication to access web-based university services such as Canvas, Box, MyBlue and email.

Meant to secure personal identity and data, all people using university web services must register for Two-Factor Authentication by March 23 or they will lose access to web-based services.

Enrollment is currently available at

Why is this being done?

“Cyberattacks targeting our faculty, staff and students are an ongoing threat, and we’ve had a significant number of victims within our university community,” said Andrea Childress, UNK chief information officer for IT Services.

“In 2019, 81% of cyberattacks were executed by taking advantage of weak or stolen passwords,” she added. “Two-Factor Authentication is the best way to mitigate attacks.”

Those not enrolled in 2FA can visit for information and tutorials.

Users can choose the authentication method most convenient for them on the device of their choice.

After entering credentials, a second factor of authentication is sent to users by whichever method they chose during Two-Factor enrollment.

After approving the second factor, users will be logged in.

Need help? Contact the Technology Helpdesk at 308.865.8363, or in person at Otto Olsen 115.

Enroll at

Find more information about 2FA at