Identity Management and Authentication

Identity Management

The Identity Management group develops the processes required for effectively managing user identity, plans identity management services and strategies, and manages university authentication/authorization services.

Services include:

  • Online directories
  • InCommon Federation
  • NetID management (you can manage your own Duke NetID account here.)

Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication, also referred to as advanced or two-factor authentication, provides an additional layer of security when logging in or performing transactions online.

When logging in, a user is required to enter a password and also authenticate using a second factor, typically a phone or hardware token.

The IT Security Office strongly recommends multi-factor authentication for access to critical systems or systems storing sensitive data per the ITSO Security Standards.

Read more about multi-factor authentication:

Duke's IT Security Offices

Duke University IT Security Office:

Duke Medicine Information Security Office (ISO):