2-Factor Authentication (2FA) Enrollment Guide

University of Dayton employees, including contractors and current and former student employees are required to use 2FA to access protected systems including Porches, UD Gmail, Banner and Isidore.

Prepare for Enrollment: Choose your "Second Factor" device

Decide what device you will use as your "second factor" when you log into protected systems. During enrollment, you will be prompted to choose a device to register:

  • smart phone
  • cell phone
  • iOS or Android tablet


  • Which device is most convenient for you to have on hand at work and anywhere else you might be logging into UD Gmail or other systems
  • Most people use a smart phone or cell phone as their primary 2FA device because it's mobile and it's something they already keep on hand. Smart phone users have the added convenience of the Duo Mobile app which offers swipe/click approvals. Tablets also offer portability and can use the Duo Mobile app for push notifications or passcodes. Cell phones are convenient for receiving a phone call verification.
  • If you do not have a mobile device, the University will supply a hardware token for generating temporary passcodes. You must visit the IT Service Center in person (Anderson Center 28 --see hours, here) to have your 2FA account activated and to receive the token. See "Enrolling as a token user" on this page for details. Note: Replacement for a lost token will incur a $20 charge.

Step 2: Enroll online

Want a preview of the enrollment process? Watch this video to see how to enroll.

  1. Visit the 2FA channel in Porches at https://porches.udayton.edu/web/porches/2fa
  2. Follow the enrollment prompts 
  3. Add another device. Note: This step is optional but highly recommended as a back-up to your primary device. Go to the next section on this page for instructions.

Now that you are enrolled, you will be prompted for 2FA when you log into a 2FA-protected system.

Learn more about using the Duo Mobile app and managing your devices.

Step 3. Add a back-up device

It is highly recommended that you register a second device. It can be a landline phone or another mobile device. A second device provides you a back-up in case your primary device is:

  • out of battery
  • left at home
  • lost
  • broken
  • otherwise unavailable

You can add a second device during your enrollment or at any time. Go to the 2FA Enrollment & Management Tool in Porches >>

Learn more about using the Duo Mobile app and managing your devices.

Enrolling as a token user

To enroll in 2FA as a token user, please follow these steps:

  1. If you are a student employee, click here to go to the enrollment tool in Porches. Or,
  2. Bring proof of ID and visit the IT Service Center in Anderson Center 28. (See hours, here.)
  3. If possible, provide a back-up phone number for your 2FA account. This can be done when picking up your token. Or, if you prefer to add a back-up phone later, see "Managing your 2FA Account" for instructions.

Note: Replacement for a lost token will incur a $20 charge.

Questions? Contact Us

Information Technologies (UDit)

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Dayton, Ohio 45469