With two-factor authentication (2FA), you need two 'keys' to access your information and data. This is because you log in using:

  • something you know (your Solis password); and
  • something you possess (e.g. your smartphone).

How does it work?

Usually, we only use a password to access our data. However, if someone cracks or guesses it, your data can be accessed by others. The 2FA system adds a security layer in addition to your password: something you possess. This could be a single-use code on your phone or a text message. You must enter this code after you've entered your password, so it's an additional security measure. Banks have been using 2FA for some time (e.g. a TAN or an identifier).

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You only have to configure it once

Just like your password, you only need to set up two-factor authentication once. For example, if you are using an application for which you have already set up two-factor authentication, and a few months later you get another application that also requires two-factor authentication, you don't need to set up two-factor authentication again. You then use the same token (one-time code, SMS, etc.) as for the first application. So it works Just like your Solis password for all UU services.

How do I set it up?

visit mysolisid.uu.nl (UU's Solis ID portal). Here you'll be taken through setting up 2FA for your account step by step. The number of services compatible with 2FA is still limited at the moment, but this is growing all the time.

Frequently asked questions and help

Please check the FAQ to see if the answer to your question is here. Can't figure it out? Contact the IT Service Desk.