BuckeyePass Multi-Factor Authentication Coming to Finance and eMat System Users

Ohio State is committed to protecting our institutional and personal data. Over the past few years, phishing and identity theft crimes have increased in the higher education sector. As a result, Enterprise Security is excited to announce a new multi-factor authentication service, BuckeyePass. This new BuckeyePass service will be powered by Duo Security, and is separate and independent from your university password. Your university password will never be shared with Duo.

What is multi-factor authentication?

Youve probably been using multi-factor authentication without even realizing it. It has been progressively making its way onto banking and credit card sites, and you can even add this extra layer of protection to most social media sites if you choose. For example, after entering your username and password to log in to your account, the site may generate an additional password or code that is sent to your email or cell phone that must be entered before you can finish logging in to the account. Thats multi-factor authentication (Want more info? Click here).

How will it affect me?

Beginning Sunday, May 15, users of the following systems will be required to use BuckeyePass to authenticate:

  • PeopleSoft Finance
  • PeopleSoft eMaterials
  • OCIO-managed Cisco AnyConnect VPN (This affects only users with OCIO RSA Tokens connecting to the OCIO VPN.)
    • OSUnet-SECURE
    • EDM-Access

You can enroll any time in the next few weeks at buckeyepass.osu.edu.We will send a message with further details as the implementation date gets closer.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 (HELP) or 8help@osu.edu.

Have an RSA token from OSU Wexner Medical Center or Student Life?

Non-OCIO RSA tokens will remain in use "as is" for TheOhio StateUniversityWexner Medical Center and the Office ofStudent Life.Ohio State Wexner Medical Center faculty and staff can look for additional communications from OSUWMC IT on how this affects you.

Thank you,
Todd Piche
Security Engineer Lead - Identity & Access Management
Enterprise Security