You may have heard of this software because of the update on March 6, 2019 that allowed all Faculty and Staff accounts to now be protected by SecureConnect. But what exactly is it?

SecureConnect powered by DUO is a new and efficient way to protect your Pepperdine account from hackers. The software adds an extra step to your log-in process by requiring you to connect a personal device in addition to your password. As a multi-factor authentication service, SecureConnect ensures identity confirmation.

In terms of your personal device, you may use Apple or Android smartphones or tablets as your device factors, with landline or mobile voice/text as backup factors.

To enroll, reconfigure your authentication devices or visit the FAQ page, please click here or on the link below.

For video instructions on setting up your account and using your SecureConnect with VPN, CAS and/or remote access, click the link below.

Enrolling benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Protect University data, personal payroll and benefit information, and private student information in case your password is phished or stolen.
  • Extend your University password expiration for three years.
  • Flexible and quick to use with any smartphone or tablet.
  • Use phone numbers, text messages, or DUO generated passcodes, whether online or offline, as backup to a smartphone or tablet.