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UW-Platteville Two-Factor Authentication Project Plan

Goal: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is rolling out two-factor authentication, also known as multi-factor authentication (MFA), as part of a continued effort to increase security of University and user data. This rollout started in the spring of 2017 and will continue until all IT systems containing sensitive data require two-factor authentication.

Based on current project plans, most IT systems containing sensitive data will require MFA by March of 2019.  Moving forward, the university will default to requiring two-factor authentication for applications and IT systems that contain non-public university data.  It should be assumed that all employees will be required to enroll in Duo and use two-factor authentication by the beginning of 2019.

Information security is everyone’s responsibility. Requiring users to verify their identity using a second factor prevents anyone but the user with the second factor device from logging in, even if they know a user’s password. The extra step protects your online identity as well as our employees, students, and the University as a whole.  In addition, this effort conforms to existing UW System policy on authentication related to high-risk data.

MFA Implementation Schedule:

 PASS for users with access to sensitive data  Spring 2017                                                        
 AIM for staff in services for students with disabilities  Spring 2018
 PageUP for HR staff with administrative application access Spring 2018
 Drupal for all content stewards  Spring 2018
 UW-BI for all users  June 2018
 Perceptive Content/WebNow users (formally ImageNow) for all users  June 22, 2018
 Business Intelligence OBIEE 12C for all users  July 16, 2018
 PASS for users with access to sensitive data including those with Instructor role  July 23, 2018
 HRS and SFS users with access to sensitive data (switched from Symantec MFA to Duo MFA)  July 24, 2018
 Maxient for staff with access to student data September 8, 2018
 StarRez for Residence Life staff December 20, 2018
 PASS for all employees January 2, 2019
 HRS for all employees (including student employees) February 12, 2019
 All Single Sign On applications for employees
(Including but not limited to: AIM, AcademicWorks, Alma, CampusGuard, Compass, Canvas, Courseleaf, Pioneer Career Network, Hobsons Radius, PioneerLink, Interfolio, Parking Permit Sales, Print Shop Pro WebDesk, QTrak, Qualtrics, Pioneer Alerts, Securing the Human Training, WI Fleet Portal, Workplace Answers)
 March 8, 2019

Future MFA Implementation Schedule:

March 25, 2019 - Office365 for employees 

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:MFA multi-factor authentication 2FA two-factor duo information security policy   Doc ID:83404
Owner:Michael S.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2018-07-06 09:16 CDTUpdated:2019-03-13 10:01 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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