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Enroll in 2-Factor Identification

Please schedule time to enroll in 2-Factor Identification before the mandatory deadline of Thursday, Nov. 29th if you have not already completed this requirement. Student Accessibility Services recently met with IT staff to address the accessibility needs some of you may encounter. IT is willing to assist you in the set-up of your devices.

Information From IT:

2-Factor Authentication is designed to make sure that you are the only person that can access your UC Merced account, even if someone gets your password. It requires that you provide a secondary means of confirming your identity via your smartphone (the preferred method), a tablet, a landline, or a hardware token. You do not have to have a smart device to access 2 factor identification, several other options are available including requesting a hardware token here. Once registered, authenticating your account is simple. First, you enter your UCMNetID and password as usual. Then, the Duo 2-Factor Authentication service takes over and asks you to reconfirm your identity using a verification device of your choosing.

Ways to Access:

  • Self-enrollment is available by following the instructions at  It may take 24 hours for your 2-Factor Identification to be active.  
  • In-person enrollment assistance available at the IT Help Desk in 132A Classroom and Office Building, 209-228-4357, or by scheduling an appointment.
  • Additional accessibility solutions are available from IT, including emulators. If this would be helpful, please contact the IT Help Desk as soon as possible.