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How do I enroll in Two-Factor Log-In?

  1. Visit the Account Manager at ukam.uky.edu & click Start Here.
  2. Enter your linkblue credentials.
  3. Select the "Two-Factor Log-In" tab.
  4. click Add Device.
  5. Select the radio button next to "I have a smartphone or tablet and can download the free Duo Security Mobile app.
  6. Click Next.
    Note: If you do not have a smartphone, use the Non-Smartphone instructions.
  7. Read the prompts on the screen to download the Duo mobile app to your smartphone. You may use the links provided in the Account Manager or search in your app store.
  8. Once Duo Mobile is installed, open the app and select the + button to scan the QR code on screen. If you're viewing the QR code on the same device you're authenticating for Two-Factor Log-In, select the QR code and Duo Mobile will automatically scan the code.
  9. Your device will be added to the Registered Devices list.
  10. You are now eligible for a 365-day passphrase! Select the Account tab in Account Manager & click Change Password to create your passphrase.
    Note: UK HealthCare Faculty, Staff, & Students are not eligible for the 365 day passphrase at this time.

What is Two-Factor Log-In & why are we using it at UK?

Two-Factor Log-In provides you with an additional method of verifying your identity to log-in or to complete a transaction within myUK. It adds a second layer of security by requiring you to verify your identity via phone and/or other mobile devices. Two-Factor Log-In is being implemented at UK because now, more than ever, we need to protect our information online. According to Duo Security, 95% of breaches involve account takeovers, making Two-Factor Log-In the most effective way to prevent your information being compromised.

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