June 2016

What Stache Is and How to Use It to Share Confidential Information

The UT Information Security Office (ISO) created Stache (named after the moustache of the fictional TV private eye Thomas Magnum, portrayed by Tom Selleck)  to provide secure storage, sharing, and backup of such sensitive data as passwords, encryption keys, lock codes, and personal identification numbers. The creator of an entry in Stache controls who can see and/or edit the information.  No one

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Upcoming SHA-256 SSL Certificate Requirements

Most web sites, e-mail servers, database servers, and other internet services protect their data with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates to ensure the confidentiality and authenticity of the site and its data. An SSL certificate is a small data file that associates a cryptographic key to an organization or end user. Any time you use a browser to access a web site with the https:// protocol, the server is using an SSL certificate

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What to Do If You Lose or Replace Your 2FA-Enabled Phone or Other 2FA Identifier?

If you are replacing your Toopher-enabled device (e.g. getting a new cell phone), you should un-pair the old device before you replace it, then pair the new device once you have it set up and working.  (If you fail to do this, then follow the directions below for a lost device if needed –- meaning if you are not keeping your old device and want to still use it).

If you've lost your Toopher-enabled device, you should notify the Toopher service via the online form at

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What Do I Need to Use Two Factor Authentication at UT?

Toopher:

The university recommends that you use the Toopher application in conjunction with a smart phone.

If you can't or don't want to use the application on a smart phone, you may also use a mobile phone via SMS (Text Messaging).

If you can't or don't want to use a cell phone with Toopher, you can alternately use a printed, pre-generated list of One-Time Passwords (OTP).

Duo:

The university recommends that you use the Duo Security application in conjunction with

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