Staff/Faculty: New Outlook Web App ReCAPTCHA makes logins faster

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Published November 16, 2017

The new “invisible” ReCAPTCHA will confirm your login’s authenticity automatically, without requiring you to click or type anything to prove you’re human.

The update comes after multiple staff and faculty reported excessive security checks before being able to log into the Outlook Web App. 

How does it work?

ReCAPTCHA is a security feature provided by Google, used across the Internet to prevent software programs from attempting to guess your password.

The new version of ReCAPTCHA, available on the Outlook Web App starting Monday, November 20, 2017, uses data from your device, including mouse movements, to determine that you are a human being. This eliminates the need to complete explicit tasks, greatly reducing time and effort needed to log in.

Get help

For help logging in to UB services, or for any other tech-related problems, visit the UBIT Help Center Online at You can also call 716-645-3542, or visit our locations in the Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary or Abbott Health Sciences Library 1st Floor.