Posted on 4 September 2020
As we previously announced, we’ve been planning to introduce Duo two-factor authentication to the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) to make the service more secure. This will happen next week at 8am on Tuesday 8 September.
If you haven’t already registered for Duo two-factor authentication you will need to do this to continue using the VDS. From Tuesday 8 September you will be unable to use the VDS until you register for Duo.
At the moment, anyone with a valid username and password can log in to the VDS, accessing our network and systems from anywhere in the world - even if they’ve got hold of that information maliciously (eg via a phishing attack). This type of attack has already happened, so this simple additional step will have a big impact on everyone’s digital safety.
It’s quick and easy to register to use Duo - log in to the site below using your University username and password, then follow the instructions.
Full information on registering for and using Duo is available on our website:
Guidance on using Duo to log in to the VDS is available on our website:
If you have any questions, please contact IT Support by emailing email@example.com or by calling (01904 32) 3838.