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How to Use MFA While Traveling or Disconnected from the Internet

UCLA Logon multi-factor authentication (MFA) program, provides offline authentication options for times when you lack cell service or when using MFA could cause you to incur cellphone or data charges, such as when you are traveling overseas. In order to take advantage of the options listed below, be sure to register your device(s) for use with your MFA account (including, if applicable, downloading and installing the Duo Mobile App on your smartphone) before you begin your travel.


    • Duo Hardware Tokens are available for purchase at the UCLA Computer Store in Ackerman Union (B-Level).  Please ask a Computer Store Technologist for assistance.


    • Public wireless hotspots generally provide unsecure networks that could allow others to access your information. Make sure to use the UCLA VPN whenever you connect to UCLA systems via a public wireless connection, including hotel, convention center, and café wireless networks. Use of a VPN will protect your personal information by encrypting it over open networks. For more information about VPN, see