Duo enrollment update: Email requirement extended to later in 2019

Note: This message was emailed to faculty and staff, including TAs and student employees, on Feb. 1.

Dear Colleagues,

UC Davis is extending the deadline for placing campus email accounts behind Duo multi-factor authentication until later this calendar year. The extension gives the campus additional time to address the complexities of using Duo with certain versions of hardware and email software. This decision was reached in consultation with the Academic Senate Committee on Information Technology, Academic Senate leadership, and other campus partners.

UC Davis still expects all faculty and staff, including TAs and student employees, to enroll in Duo, because the use of Duo improves the security of campus accounts. Please see these updated enrollment instructions.

The previously discussed Feb. 13 deadline will not be enforced, although February remains a good time to enroll. UCPath requires Duo for access, and goes live on April 1.

If you’re among the thousands of people at UC Davis already enrolled in Duo (the process so far has included email), then you don’t need to change anything. You’re benefiting from the improved security delivered by Duo, and you will not have to extend Duo to your campus email accounts later.

For more information, see movetoduo.ucdavis.edu. If you have questions, please contact your unit or department’s technological support, or the IT Express Service Desk at (530) 754-HELP (4357).

Duo enrollment requirements are not changing for UC Davis Health employees. UC Davis Health employees who have questions should contact the UCDH Technology Operations Center, (916) 734-4357.

Viji Murali

CIO and Vice Provost 

Information and Educational Technology

UC Davis