At SHSU we understand the importance of safeguarding your online accounts and information in today’s digital world. So to enhance your security, you have the ability to use a security key for your login approvals. What is a security key? A security key plugs right into your computers USB and provides an additional layer of defense beyond traditional passwords.
The recommended security key is the Yubikey. It has already gone through the technology acquisition process and is approved.
Please note that a security key will not work for accessing MyWorkspace or smart phones and tablets. If you must use this system or devices, this is not an option for you.
Once you have a security key, you need to set it up in Duo. This tutorial uses YubiKey for instructions and will show you how to
- Setup YubiKey
- Add YubiKey to Duo
- Authenticate with YubiKey
- Set YubiKey as the Default Authentication Device
Once the YubiKey Manager App is installed, open the application to create your own unique YubiKey PIN.
Insert your YubiKey into a USB port when the YubiKey Manager App instructs you to.
The YubiKey manager automatically detects the YubiKey when it is inserted. Select FIDO2 from the Applications menu.
Select Set PIN and follow the on-screen instruction to create your PIN.
A confirmation will display when the PIN is set.
Go to the SHSU Duo Two-Factor Authentication Self-Service Portal and sign in with your SHSU credentials.
Select Add a new device in the options under the SH logo in the Duo dialogue box. Authenticate with Duo if prompted.
Select Security Key (YubiKey, Feitian, etc.) for the type of device, then Continue.
Select Continue on the following dialogue box.
A pop up will appear in the upper right corner of the browser for Security key setup. Select OK.
Enter the YubiKey PIN you created in the key setup and select OK.
Touch the security key button, which is the gold circle located on the Yubikey, with your finger..
The Yubikey now displays in the Duo authentication options.
You can authenticate with your security key, even it is not your default authentication device. On the Duo login options, select YubiKey from the device drop down options, then select Use Security Key.
Touch the security key button to authenticate.
Duo authenticates you.
Once the Yubikey is an option in the authentication devices drop down, you can choose it as the default method, or leave it as a backup option. You can still use your YubiKey to authenticate without making it the default.
Once logged into Duo, select My Settings & Devices in the options below the SH logo in the Duo dialogue.
Select the key from the authentication device options drop down.
You may be prompted to authenticate with the key by touching the button.
The key is now the default authentication device.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact the IT Service Desk.