Multifactor authentication provides a second layer of security to your Ohio State account. In order to authenticate, it requires something you know (your password) and something you have (a mobile device or phone).

Our multifactor authentication service is called BuckeyePass. The BuckeyePass service is powered by Duo Security, a proven solution in multifactor authentication.

University employees and students can register for BuckeyePass by following the steps below:

  1. Go to BuckeyePass.osu.edu.
  2. Select the "Register and Manage Devices" button
    (If prompted, please log in using your Ohio State username and password. Please register from a laptop or desktop computer rather than a mobile device.)
  3. Follow the enrollment steps

If you need assitance or technical support, please visit the IT Service Desk or call 614-688-4357 (HELP). 

Application owners may engage our team to implement BuckeyePass on their system or application by following the steps below: 

  1. Go to BuckeyePass.osu.edu/integration.
  2. Follow the workflow prompts.
    (The workflow is interactive. Please click on any step to view more detail.)

Go to BuckeyePass



Email: BuckeyePass@osu.edu