UNet applications will add multi-factor authentication (MFA) in early 2022: what you should know

UNet applications will add multi-factor authentication (MFA) in early 2022: what you should know

As a UNetSM user, the information you gather, submit, change and maintain is highly sensitive. To safeguard that information from security threats, UNOS has committed to securing all UNet applications with multi-factor authentication (MFA).

What is multi-factor authentication?

When you log into a website or an application using your username and password, you are using single-factor authentication. MFA goes one step beyond the single-factor process and utilizes a second factor (a.k.a. credential), making for a much more secure environment.

Developed in collaboration with transplant hospitals and OPOs, UNOS’ MFA will use a service called Authy (a Twilio product) to provide a second factor for UNet users. Authy is being integrated into UNet in collaboration with Twilio – a leading cloud communication platform.

What you need to do now

While there is nothing you need to do now, over the next few weeks, we will be emailing you step-by-step instructions on how to install and register Authy on your mobile device or desktop.

Other important things to know

  • Because of specific restrictions your center may have on downloading applications, you may need to reach out for assistance from your IT staff.
  • Once MFA is enabled on your device/computer and you have completed the registration process, the login process will be simple and will not add any significant time to your login process.

Questions

If you have questions about UNet’s upcoming multi-factor authentication process, please visit our MFA frequently asked questions page.

If you have questions additional questions, please send an email to MfaProjectSupport@unos.org.

 

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