Two-factor authentication enrollment deadline tomorrow for all faculty, staff

May 09, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tomorrow, May 10, all Penn State faculty and staff members at each campus location will be required to enroll in and use two-factor authentication (2FA) to access the more than 2,300 sites and services protected by WebAccess.

WebAccess is the University’s authentication system that protects such systems as WebMail, ANGEL (and Canvas), the Employee Self-Service Information Center (ESSIC) and more.

More than 90 percent of faculty and staff across the first three enrollment groups have enrolled in 2FA.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to enroll more than one device (such as a smartphone, tablet or desk phone) in 2FA to avoid difficulties authenticating if their only enrolled device is unavailable.

Faculty and staff members with questions about 2FA should contact their local IT service desk, email, or call 814-865-4357. For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit or read this Feb. 19 article on Penn State News.

Last Updated May 09, 2016