IslandID Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication, powered by Duo, is required for all current faculty, staff and student IslandID accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor adds an extra layer of protection to your account. Two-factor authentication prevents others from logging into your account, even if they know your password.

How does it work?

Duo Logging in approval: Password + Proof = Access

Once you've enrolled in IslandID Two-Factor Authentication, you'll login as usual with your IslandID and password, and then use your device to verify that it's you via push notification from the mobile app, entering a passcode sent in a text message or answering a phone call.

No mobile phone? You can also use a landline, tablet or a hardware token. View Enrollment Guide for a full list of supported devices.

Why do I need this?

Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security, keeping your IslandID account secure even if your password is compromised. Once you have enrolled, you will be alerted right away (on your Duo-enrolled device) if someone is trying to log in as you.

Protecting our students, employees, data, systems, and assets against cyber threats is a priority for Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and the Division of Information Technology. IslandID Two-Factor Authentication (Duo) is a key component of our plan to secure the campus IT infrastructure. To enhance security and comply with Texas A&M System Regulation 29.01.03.