Who this affects:
All faculty, and staff who access NIH systems.
More about this change:
Starting September 15, 2021, when UNC faculty and staff log in to NIH systems, they will be required to do the Duo 2-step verification after they’ve entered their Onyen and password. Since UNC already requires Duo 2-step verification for many other systems, most employees should adapt to this change easily. In the case that someone needs to set up their Duo 2-step verification, they can follow these instructions on how to add a device for 2-step verification.
The NIH is also requiring additional assurance of identity by December 2022. This means that along with the Duo 2-step verification, UNC also needs to assert to the NIH that identity of the faculty, or staff member has been appropriately vetted.
ITS preparing for the change:
Information Technology Services (ITS) is currently working with The Office of the University Registrar, and Human Resources to develop identity proofing processes to collect assurance information about faculty and staff. That information will be used to assert appropriate assurance levels to NIH and other services that require it.
For questions, please contact ResAdminOSR@unc.edu.