Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides a second layer of security to your Ohio State account.  In order to authenticate, it requires something you know (your password) and something you have (a mobile device or phone).  Our multi-factor authentication service is called BuckeyePass.  The BuckeyePass service is powered by Duo Security, a proven solution in multi-factor authentication.

University employees can register for BuckeyePass by following the steps below:

  1. Go to BuckeyePass.osu.edu.
  2. Click on “Enroll/Manage” on the right side of the screen
    (If prompted, please log in using your Ohio State username and password.  Please register from a laptop or desktop computer rather than a mobile device.)
  3. Follow the enrollment steps
    (Feel free to review and follow along with KB05024 if needed.)

Application owners may engage our team to implement BuckeyePass on their system or application by following the steps below: 

  1. Go to BuckeyePass.osu.edu.
  2. Click on the red box labeled “System/App Integration” on the right side of the screen
  3. Follow the workflow prompts.
    (The workflow is interactive. Please click on any step to view more detail.)

Contact Info

For technical support for any of our services, please visit the IT Service Desk Service or call 614-688-4357 (HELP).