LEA 2-Step: Security Beyond the Password

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LEA 2-Step for All Applications

Lamar University applications such as LU Email, LU Learn, and Cardinal Purch that use the LEA will require a 2-step login when accessed off-campus for all users.

What does that mean?

LU implemented a second layer of security via Duo Mobile for applications which we call the LEA 2-Step. 

What do I have to do?

Visit Install Duo Mobile App for details on how to download the Duo Mobile App and Register your device. Don't have a cell phone? Visit Hardware Token Management, for more information.

Why is LEA 2-Step a good thing?

  • LEA 2-Step keeps your Email and information safer.
  • There is a “Remember Me” option that once checked, tells your device to remember you for 21 days. You will only have to approve a second authentication thru Duo Mobile once every 21 days.
  • This process allows the removal of password expiration.

My security key suddenly stopped responding to my authentication requests.

On April 30, 2022, DUO will end support for the U2F authentication standard on security keys used with the browser-based authentication prompt. If your security key stops responding at that time, a simple removal and re-enrollement of the security key should resolve the issue.  Assistance can be provided from the IT Service Desk @ (409)880-2222

My phone or tablet no longer receives LU email / I am getting an "account blocked error", on my phone or tablet.

LEA 2-Step introduces modern authentication requirements for email login. This change affects phones and tablets that were previously configured with legacy protocols and may stop getting LU Emails. To fix this, you may need to remove and re-add your account to your phone or tablet. For step-by-step instructions, please visit the following link:



Get Started with LEA 2-Step or Manage your registered devices

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