Campus adopted the 2-step verification process in 2018, and has since required all faculty and staff to have a secondary verification step to better protect their CalNet identities.
The primary verification step (or “1-Step”) is your CalNet passphrase. Make sure that your passphrase is a strong one.
The secondary step is your submission of a verification click or code, which reconfirms your identity and protects your account in the event that someone has hacked your passphrase.
CalNet 2-Step begins right after you enter your passphrase. You will receive a prompt to verify your identity through a choice of the following means: (a.) clicking on a push notification, (b.) answering a call, or (c.) entering a passcode. Typically, Campus users choose to click on the push notification, which is easily received on smartphones, through the Duo Security app.