Setting up a security key is a simple process, but specific steps may differ depending on your computer's operating system.
Information and tips about how to use your security key after setting it up.
Security keys are a convenient alternative to using your cell phone, office phone, or email to handle the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) system currently being used by the university. These easy-to-use keys help get you logged into your computer, provide fast access to websites and applications, and are more secure than other modes of authentication. Security keys help to protect against account takeovers, online attacks, and phishing attempts. The TrustKey T110 security key recommended by the S&T IT Department is FIDO2 Level 1 security certified and uses both touch authentication and a PIN to provide users with enhanced security.
T110 security keys are currently being given to faculty and staff on campus as a gift from the S&T IT department to help strengthen safe computing efforts across campus. These security keys may also be purchased at the campus bookstore for $20.
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To set up a security key for MFA use, please see the instructions for your operating system shown below.