Two-Factor Authentication

Add an extra level of security to your NetID account

Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.

Duo Device 1

1. Choose your Device

We strongly recommend the mobile app as the most user-friendly option.

Duo Device 2

2. Start Enrollment

Have your chosen mobile device handy to start the enrollment process. View Enrollment Guide.

Duo Device 3

3. Remember

Once complete, you will need your Duo-enrolled device when you log in with your NetID and password.

How does it work?

Steps involved in authentication.

Password + Proof = Access

With two-factor authentication, you will protect your NetID account with something you KNOW (your password) and something you HAVE (your Duo-enrolled device).

Once you have enrolled in NetID Two-Factor Authentication, you will log in as usual with your NetID and password, and then verify your identity by accepting a push notification from the mobile app, entering a passcode sent in a text message or answering a phone call.

No mobile phone? We strongly recommend the mobile app as the most user-friendly option. However, other options are available. Review our Guide to Two-Factor Authentication to help you make the best choice.

Why do I need this?

Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security, keeping your NetID account secure even if your password is compromised. Once you have enrolled, you will be alerted right away (on your Duo-enrolled device) if someone is trying to log in as you.

Protecting our students, employees, data, systems, and assets against cyber threats is a priority for Texas A&M International University and the Office of Information Technology. NetID Two-Factor Authentication (Duo) is a key component of our plan to secure the campus IT infrastructure. To enhance security and comply with Texas A&M System Regulation 29.01.03, we will continue to roll-out multi-factor authentication across campus.

Contact Us

Office of Information Technology Help Desk

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041