BuckeyePass is Ohio State’s method of multi-factor authentication. This security significantly decreases your risk of being a victim of hacking and identity theft. Having BuckeyePass means cybercriminals now need to have two different items to access your information—something you know (your password) and something you have (like your smartphone).
Beginning on Thursday, October 11 when you log into systems protected by BuckeyePass(link is external) powered by Duo, you will now have the option use a “Remember me for 1 day” feature. Using this feature will enable BuckeyePass to trust that specific device and browser combination for one day, so for that specific device and browser combination, you will only need to authenticate through BuckeyePass once per day for any web application using Shibboleth and BuckeyePass.
As announced last month, BuckeyePass will protect eTimesheet and eLeave beginning on Sept. 30. Since we began expanding the number of applications protected by BuckeyePass(link is external), we’ve heard some concerns about difficulties connecting because of poor cell or Wi-Fi signals. With some advance preparation, there are always solutions.
Weak Cell Service/No Cell Service – your options:
You may have noticed that BuckeyePass, powered by Duo, is being added to more and more Ohio State systems beyond Buckeye Link and BuckeyeBox. Starting September 30, it will be protecting eTimesheet and eLeave, and beginning October 11, that same protection will be added to Carmen and Vita. (The full list of systems behind BuckeyePass can be found at the BuckeyePass site.)
BuckeyePass is a self-service tool. That means you can add, modify and remove devices at any time as needed. We recommend having at least two devices registered, in case your primary device is lost, damaged or stolen. This will become increasingly important as BuckeyePass is added to more systems, such as eTimesheet and eLeave on Sept. 30 and Carmen and Vita on Oct. 11.
Ohio State is expanding its use of multi-factor authentication in order to increase the level of protection that prevents unauthorized individuals from accessing your information. Adding BuckeyePass to the login process for the Carmen learning management system not only reduces the risk of credential theft—it also helps address academic misconduct.
If you are planning to be away from campus, it is important to plan ahead if you need access to university systems and information. BuckeyePass multi-factor authentication is required on many university systems. For example, eTimesheet and eLeave will be protected by BuckeyePass beginning on Sept 30. Please follow the tips below to ensure access while away:
To continue to improve security, we plan to add BuckeyePass.multifactor authentication to eLeave and eTimesheet on September 30. We also have approval from university leadership to add BuckeyePass to CarmenCanvas later this fall. We wanted to prepare you for these upcoming changes with resources to address common concerns you may have:
We’re constantly working to keep your personal information out of the hands of cybercriminals. That's why we’ve also enabled BuckeyePass as an extra layer of security for LabArchives, the cloud-based electronic lab notebook software.