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.
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.)
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.
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.
With cybercriminals targeting higher ed more than ever before, we're planning to up our game this year with multifactor authentication. We reached our first milestone in this project in December, when we signed a three-year contract with Duo.