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Security & IDs

ID Types at Virginia Tech

What is the difference between a PID, Banner/Warehouse ID, and Hokies ID, particularly since you use the same username? Why is it necessary to use different passwords?

Using a different password for each ID is vital to protecting your accounts. Further, each ID uses a different authentication or authorization process which adds another layer of security that works well in concert with using different passwords.

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 3:54pm 17400 Views view

Banner/Warehouse ID

Your Banner / Warehouse ID is used to log on to administrative systems such as the Internet Native Banner (INB) and the Data Warehouse.

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 3:54pm 21289 Views view

2-Factor Authentication

For more information about Virginia Tech's 2-factor authentication (2FA), the Duo Mobile app, or hardware token fobs, see the University 2-Factor Authentication Web page.

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 5:20pm 7646 Views view

Login Service

See the Login service catalog page.

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:07am 3880 Views view

Using 2-Factor Authentication

Question:

What is 2-factor authentication at Virginia Tech? How do I install and use the Duo Mobile app? What is an SMS Passcode?

Answer:

For instructions, see Using 2-Factor Authentication.

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 9:55am 3537 Views Article ID: 4016 view

Removing Viruses and Malware from Windows or Mac OS

Question:
I have answered a phishing scam, have a virus, adware, or other malware on my Mac OS or Windows computer, entered my credentials where I shouldn't have, or have pop-ups I can't get rid of. How do I remove, clean, scan for, or delete a virus or malware from my computer?
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 9:31am 3405 Views Article ID: 4001 view

Protecting Your Computer

See the Protecting Your Computer knowledge article.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:01pm 5010 Views view

Handling of Compromised Accounts or Machines by Virginia Tech Information Technology

Question:
How does Virginia Tech Information Technology handle compromised accounts or machines?
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:54pm 5116 Views Article ID: 3995 view

Password Rules and Tips at Virginia Tech

See Password Rules and Tips at Virginia Tech.

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:25pm 6939 Views view

Using Banner After Updating Java in Mac Os or Windows

Question:

I updated to the latest version of Java in Mac OS or Windows, and now I cannot access or use Banner. When I try to access or use Banner, I see a blank white screen.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:01pm 7081 Views Article ID: 3948 view