BC 2-Step Verification
for faculty, staff, and student employees
As of January 12, 2017, 2-Step Verification will be enabled for PeopleSoft Financials. 2-Step Verification is ONLY required when accessing the following services:
About BC 2-Step Verification
In response to the increasing number of phishing scams impacting the Boston College community, Information Technology Services has implemented a high-security login process for accessing certain secure services that requires two steps to verify the identify of the person logging in:
- Verify with something you know: Login username and password.
- Verify with something you have: A device such as a smartphone or landline.
This process, called BC 2-Step Verification, uses Duo Security technology to have users confirm their identity using another device such as a smartphone (via text, automated phone call, or Duo Mobile App), or landline phone (via automated phone call). Currently, BC 2-Step Verification is only available for faculty, staff and student employees, and it is only used with a few services: PeopleSoft HR, PeopleSoft Financials, Change BC Password, and Change Challenge Questions. In the future, ITS may expand the use of 2-Step Verification to other people and services to help further protect BC accounts.
- How to use BC 2-Step Verification
- Setup the Duo Mobile App on your smartphone or tablet
- Add secondary devices to your 2-Step Verification account