Two-Step Verification is now required for all SAS Faculty and Staff. It's easy to use, and it dramatically increases the security of your PennKey protected accounts.
ISC's Two-Step Verification service drastically reduces the risk of your data being compromised and your PennKey being used for nefarious purposes. Because a PennKey login from a new computer requires not just a password but a verification code that is delivered to your smartphone (or a special token you can get from your LSP), it is much harder for malicious, unauthorized users to gain access.
It is easy and convenient, too. After the initial setup, once you enter your PennKey and your authentication code into a computer you use regularly, the rest of your regular login procedures will not change. Any time you enter your PennKey on a new computer, you will be asked to provide verification.
For a user-friendly introduction to Two-Step see: https://www.isc.upenn.edu/two-step-quick-start.
Two-Step Verification is also known as Two-Step Authentication or Two-Factor Authentication.
If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Support Provider (LSP).