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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:

  • **PeopleSoft Financials** (NEW) 
  • PeopleSoft HR
  • Change BC Password
  • Change Challenge Questions

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.

RESOURCES

• Get Started: BC 2-Step Verification
Guide to Using 2-Step Verification 
  (duosecurity.com)
• About 2-Factor Authentication
  (Stop.Think.Connect.)

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.
 

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Need Help?

For help with BC 2-Step Verification, contact the BC Help Center at 617-552-HELP (4357) or help.center@bc.edu or message us at live tech support chat (M-F 9am-5pm).