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Two-Factor Authentication Schedule

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Rollout Schedule*

  • January 2019 – Faculty, staff, and students can voluntarily sign up to use 2FA
  • February 28, 2019 – All UTIA faculty and staff will use 2FA to log in with their NetID and password
  • July 2019 – All new hires and newly admitted students will set up 2FA as part of their initial password setup
  • Fall 2019 – All faculty, staff, and students will use 2FA to log in with their NetID and password.

*As new dates are scheduled, we will update this list.

Does your department handle sensitive data?  Would you like to volunteer your department (or a select group) to opt-in?  Contact the OIT HelpDesk to get started!

When will you use Two-Factor Authentication?

Over the next year, any university application that uses your NetID and password will be updated to use 2FA.

Once you opt-in, you will use 2FA for any application that has been set up to use 2FA.  As new apps are added, you’ll automatically be prompted.

January 2019: All applications using the Central Authentication Service (CAS) will use 2FA.

Here are some examples of applications and software using  the Central Authentication Service (CAS)

  • For Students: MyUTK, Canvas, Zoom.
  • For Faculty: Canvas, Zoom, Grades First, MyIRIS, Elements, Faculty Review, Cayuse, QuestionPro
  • For Staff: MyIRIS, OIT Software Distribution, Ad Astra (Room Scheduling), Banner, Touchnet,, K@TE, Kronos, Zoom

Coming Soon:

  • Office 365
  • Google Apps
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)


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