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ArchPass Duo to be required for vLab

Beginning May 5, students, faculty and staff accessing vLab, UGA’s virtual computer lab, from nonlab devices will be required to log in with ArchPass Duo, UGA’s phone-based two-factor authentication service. That includes personal laptops, phones, classroom podiums, iMac and Mac Pro machines at the Miller Learning Center and computer work stations.

Most computers in labs at the Miller Learning Center and in University Housing will not require ArchPass Duo for vLab access.

“Two-factor authentication” means there will be two steps to the vLab log-in process:
1) Enter your MyID and password; and
2) Verify your ID with another method, such as a phone call, passcode or push notification to an ArchPass Duo-enrolled device.

Requiring ArchPass Duo to access vLab will provide an extra level of security for users and the campus network. The two-step login process makes it harder for cyber criminals to steal credentials and helps protect users’ personal information and the university’s data.

To begin using ArchPass Duo, students, faculty and staff can enroll via the Self- Service Portal on the ArchPass Duo website. The enrollment process takes less than five minutes.

Users can enroll a smartphone, cell phone, landline phone or tablet in ArchPass Duo. The enrolled device will be used to verify a user’s ID when they log in to vLab. Users can verify their ID with a phone call, SMS text message passcode or through the Duo app on a smartphone or tablet.

A video with instructions for enrolling in ArchPass Duo can be found on the EITS Help Desk YouTube channel at For more information about ArchPass Duo, visit

Source: Enterprise Information Technology Services