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).
Tag: Multifactor Authentication
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.
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:
Cybercriminals’ top priority is a real-life payout. For Ohio State student systems, that means criminals may target money that comes to students in the form of refunds, grants, scholarships, loans or other financial aid. If criminals get your user name and crack your password, they may be able to divert funds scheduled for direct deposit into your bank account and send the money to their account instead.
Beginning Sunday, November 5, multifactor authentication will be added to the Student Information Systems behind Buckeye Link that store personal and financial information. You may already be using multi-factor authentication to log in to other accounts at your bank, email, gaming sites or social media sites.