December 10, 2020

Reminders of information technology changes in 2021

The Office of Information Technology is reminding faculty and staff that is important to enroll in multi-factor authentication (MFA) before leaving campus for the winter break; users will not be able to access SIU systems without enrolling in MFA, beginning Jan. 6. OIT emphasizes it is important to enroll in MFA now to avoid interruption to email and network access, tech tools and other services 

As of Jan. 6, SIU sign-in will require individual usernames and passwords, along with a second form of verification that confirms you “own” the account. The preferred and free method of using MFA is to accept a push notification on your smartphone or mobile device. 

If you have an older phone or do not want to install the Duo app on your smartphone, you can have a security code sent by text message and then enter that code with your credentials when you sign in. 

Instructions on how to enroll in MFA, along with a short video on MFA enrollment are available. To check if you have MFA, visit and look on the Duo tab. 

If you do not want to use your phone at all, you can buy a token from SalukiTech. The token generates a unique code to be entered with a user’s account credentials. 

OIT also wants to make the campus community aware of another change coming in the spring 2021 semester: the required use of a supported and trusted email client such as: 

  • SalukiNet.
  • Apple mail.
  • Mobile Outlook app.
  • Outlook 2016 and more recent.

If you are not using one of these email clients, OIT advises you to begin to transition now. The move will increase security and will prepare the campus community for new Microsoft requirements. 

Contact SalukiTech at 618-453-5155 or at for more information or to purchase a token.