Two-step verification

The AUAS handles sensitive data with care. That is why two-step verification is being set up for more and more applications.

Two-step verification is an extra security feature when logging in. It ensures that an extra check can be made to establish the identity of the person logging in. In certain cases you will need to verify your login via your mobile phone. This approach ensures that hackers can no longer access your data if they have only your username and password. Two-step verification also takes place outside the HvA, for example when logging in to your bank.

Which applications/systems use two-step verification?

More and more applications are using two-step verification. Below are a number of applications that now require two-step verification:

  • Applications in the Microsoft Cloud including Templafy and Office 365 apps such as Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Power BI and Microsoft Dynamics
  • SIS (administrators and student mentors)
  • The Digital Service Point for Employees (DSPE). You also need a VPN connection for you digital employee file.

How do you set up two-step verification?

In principle, two-step verification is set up only once. Setting up two-step verification may vary from application to application, see below.

Two-step verification through SURFsecureID, for SIS, DSPE, Figshare and TestVision, among others.

Two-step verification through Microsoft Authenticator, for Microsoft Cloud.

Published by  ICT Services 5 October 2021