Improving Secured Access to the University’s Network

September 1, 2016 (Edited Sep. 25, 2016)

If you bank online or use social media apps, you may already be familiar with taking two steps to verify your identity before you can access your information. This two-step process, called two-factor authentication, is being rolled out at Rutgers as “NetID+.“

Two-factor authentication uses what you know (NetID and password) and what you have (e.g., mobile phone with a security code) to improve secure access to the University’s web applications. If your NetID is compromised, for example, a hacker would also need your phone to access secure online information.

NetID+ password proof access

In addition to providing another level of security to your digital identity, two-factor authentication protects the University’s systems and confidential data, helps mitigate phishing attacks and meets current industry security regulations and compliance standards.

How does NetID+ work?
After you enroll in NetID+, when you access any University central authentication service (CAS) protected web application, you will complete the first step by entering your NetID and password on the CAS login page. You will then be prompted to complete the second step by using one of the available Duo Security authentication methods.

NetID+ devices

Who is eligible to enroll in NetID+?
All active University employees (faculty, staff and student workers) and all active guests (visiting scholars, contractors, etc.) are eligible to enroll in NetID+.

How to enroll in NetID+?
You can enroll in NetID+ through the NetID Management and Service Activation site. Select “Manage NetID+” in the left navigation menu. After you enter your NetID and password on the CAS login page, follow the instructions to start your enrollment and management of your devices.

Have more questions? Check out the NetID+ information page where you will find frequently asked questions, tutorial videos, a troubleshooting guide and more resources.