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2FA is now required for all employees to access Patriot Web and Banner-related applications.

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GETTING STARTED CHECKLIST

Here are some quick checklists to make sure you complete all the steps when you:



Enrolling in 2FA (Current/Returning Mason Employee)

pp+duoBefore you use 2FA, you must first create your 2FA account and enroll at least one device through the Duo Enrollment process. To complete your enrollment, do following:

square If enrolling a smartphone (push notification): download and install the Duo Mobile app by Duo Security on your smartphone from your device's App Store. The app is used to provide the second factor required during authentication to 2FA-enabled applications and services.

Note: When configuring the app, Enabling Notifications improves your ability to authenticate using Duo Mobile.
square Enroll your initial device. See the Enrollment Guide for more instructions.
square Enroll additional devices. See Management Options for more instructions.

Note: ITS recommends having an additional device in case your primary device is unavailable. See the List of 2FA Authentication Options.


Using 2FA with Web Applications

After completing enrollment, verify that you can access a 2FA-enabled application or service.

square Test your two-factor authentication by using the 2FA enrollment application. If you are still logged into the application from initial enrollment, please click the log out button. For instructions, see Use 2FA with Web Applications. Navigate to the 2fa.gmu.edu home page and click the 2FA Account Login button. Follow the prompts to login.
square If you did not enroll a second device at initial enrollment, enroll an additional device now (e.g., office phone, home phone, tablet, etc.). See Management Options for more instructions. See the List of 2FA Authentication Options.

Note: ITS recommends having an additional device in case your primary device is unavailable.


Using 2FA with Cisco AnyConnect VPN

After completing enrollment, verify that you can connect to the VPN using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.

square Download and Install the Cisco AnyConnect client if you do not already have it on your computer. Installation instructions are found on the VPN Information page.
square Determine your VPN Group for when you login to Cisco AnyConnect VPN. When you connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN you need to specify a VPN Group. Each VPN Group is setup for specific access.
square Login to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. For instructions see Use 2FA with VPN.