One-time Password (OTP)
Service: An OTP (one-time password) is a password that is generated for authorization and authentication purposes. It serves as an additional security factor to your WWU password and increases the protection against phishing or hacking attacks. Each OTP is valid for one-time use only and thus cannot be used a second time. To generate such one-time passwords, you need a one-time password generator, for example "Authenticator" from Google, which you can install as an app on your smartphone.
If you are already using an OTP service, you can continue to use it. The one-time password generators must be registered in the IT portal before use.
At WWU, 2-factor authentication with OTP currently affects VPN access via Cisco AnyConnect and the use of VDI.
Target group: students, employees
Cost of use: free of charge