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About Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security that makes it difficult for unauthorized users to access services, applications and data. MyDBU accounts can be compromised by phishing scams, automated bots, targeted attacks, etc. Verifying your account with multi-factor is more secure, especially for services that grant access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

NOTICE: Faculty, staff, and student works are required to use multi-factor authentication when logging into online services like Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Teams, etc.), Adobe, Blackboard Learn, and more.

How It Works

Multi-factor combines something you know (DBU email and password) with something you have (a trusted device, like a phone).

  1. Log into a DBU online service like Outlook, OneDrive or MyDBU.
  2. Receive and enter a six-digit code or approve the login from an authenticator app.