Banner Now Protected by Two-Factor Authentication

Banner access is now protected by two-factor authentication. This includes all Banner Administrative Programs (formerly INB) and SSB applications. If you have not done so already, you will be required to enroll prior to logging into any Banner applications such as your timesheet or leave report.

How to Enroll

  1. Download Duo Mobile by Duo Security, Inc. (Google Play or Apple App Store).
  2. Enroll from your desktop computer.

What Changed?
SHSU implemented two-factor authentication for Banner to increase security by requiring a second device (like your smartphone) to verify your identity. This prevents anyone from logging in to Banner, even with a compromised password.

You will now be prompted for two-factor authentication for the first Banner program that you access (on and off campus) once every 7 days.

For additional information, visit http://www.shsu.edu/duo or view the Duo Guide to Two-Factor Authentication. Should you have any questions, concerns, or trouble enrolling, please contact the IT@Sam Service Desk.

Reminder: Banner Login Changes Scheduled July 13, 2018

Login changes are coming for Banner for all SHSU faculty, staff, and student employees. It is important that you take action now and enroll by tomorrow, July 13, to avoid access delays.

How to Enroll
1. Download Duo Mobile app from Duo Security, Inc. (Google Play or Apple App Store).
2. Enroll from your desktop computer.

What Are the Changes?
SHSU is implementing two-factor authentication to Banner to increase security by requiring a second device (like your smartphone) to verify your identity. This prevents anyone from logging in to Banner, even with a compromised password.

You will be prompted for two-factor authentication for the first Banner program that you access (on and off campus) once every 7 days.

For additional information, visit http://www.shsu.edu/duo or view the Duo Guide to Two-Factor Authentication.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or trouble enrolling, please contact the IT@Sam Service Desk.

Banner Login Changes Scheduled for July 13, 2018

Cyber-attacks against businesses, government institutions, banks and universities are on the rise. If any attack is successful, it could mean the compromise of your personally identifiable information such as your name, birth date, social security number, and bank account information, just to mention a few.

Sam Houston State University is committed to protecting your data. As a result, we are enabling two-factor authentication for Banner access on July 13, 2018 at 6 PM. This includes all Banner Administrative Programs (formerly INB) and SSB applications for faculty, staff, and student employees.

What is two-factor authentication?
Odds are you are already familiar with two-factor authentication if you use online banking. Most banks will send a text message if they notice that you are logging in from an “unknown” device to verify that it is you making the login attempt.

Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security to your login credentials by requiring a second device (like your smartphone) to verify your identity. This prevents anyone from logging in to Banner, even with a compromised password.

How does it work?
Two-factor authentication is simple.

two-factor process flow

You will be prompted for two-factor authentication for the first Banner program that you access (on and off campus) once every 7 days.

How do I get started?

  1. Download Duo Mobile app from Duo Security, Inc. (Google Play or Apple App Store)
  2. Enroll from your desktop computer.

For additional information, visit http://www.shsu.edu/duo or view the Duo Guide to Two-Factor Authentication. Should you have any questions, concerns, or trouble enrolling, please contact the IT@Sam Service Desk.

Campus Phishing Alert – 6/18/2018

Many received an email sent June 18, 2018  with the subject of “Sign up! Extra Earning” or “Sign up And Earn Now” and looked like the example below.

Screenshot of Phishing Email

The link included in the message was directed to a malicious site that requests your username and password.  IT Security has already contacted the appropriate parties in order for them to remove the malicious site.

If you still have an email in your inbox with the subject of “Sign up! Extra Earning” or “Sign up And Earn Now”, please delete the email. No further action is required.

If you have already opened the email and visited the site and entered your username and password, please:

  • change your password as soon as possible at https://samweb.shsu.edu, by clicking on the IT@Sam menu, then on Account Password Change; and
  • contact the Service Desk (this will help us determine the magnitude of the Phishing incident).

Please contact the Service Desk should you have any questions, concerns, or trouble resetting your password.

Thank you,

IT@Sam Service Desk