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Why Two-Step Login

Learn why two-step login is in place at UC San Diego.

Enabling two-step login is the single most important measure UC San Diego can take to protect networks and applications from hackers and other malicious actors.

Duo authentication screenLogin credentials are more valuable than ever and are increasingly easy to compromise. Credentials can be stolen, hacked, or guessed, and you may not even know when someone else is using your account.

Two-step login increases account security by preventing anyone but you from accessing your account — even if they know the password. 

Two-Step Login with Duo

UC San Diego has chosen Duo Security to manage the two-step login process. Two-step login kicks in once you've entered your username and password as normal. Duo's technology facilitates the second step of the login process.