Two-step login helps protect your account by adding an extra layer of security beyond your password. With two-step login, you will need to provide additional confirmation of your identity to gain access to many online resources at the university.
Duo Mobile is an app that runs on your smartphone and helps you authenticate quickly and easily. Without it you’ll still be able to log in using a phone call or text message, but for the best experience, we recommend that you use Duo Mobile. With the app installed you will get a notification on your phone to approve your login.
Note: If you are required to obtain and enroll with a hardware token, please follow the directions on the hardware token information page.
To enroll, follow the steps below or download a printable PDF flyer with the instructions.
On your computer, go to the Two-factor authentication set-up and management page.
Sign in with your NetID and click Start setup to begin enrolling your device.
Select the type of device you’d like to enroll and click Continue. We recommend using a smartphone for the best experience, but you can also enroll a landline telephone, a security key, or iOS/Android tablets.
Select your country from the drop-down list and type your phone number. Use the number of your smartphone, landline, or cell phone that you’ll have with you when you’re logging in to a Duo-protected service. You can enter an extension if you chose “Landline” in the previous step.
Double-check that you entered it correctly, check the box, and click Continue.
Choose your device’s operating system and click Continue.
Duo Mobile is an app that runs on your smartphone and helps you authenticate quickly and easily. Without it you’ll still be able to log in using a phone call or text message, but for the best experience, we recommend that you use Duo Mobile.
Follow the platform-specific instructions on the screen to install Duo Mobile. After installing our app return to the enrollment window and click I have Duo Mobile installed.
Activating the app links it to your account so you can use it for authentication.
On iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone activate Duo Mobile by scanning the barcode with the app’s built-in barcode scanner. Follow the platform specific instructions for your device.
For mobile devices, open the Duo Mobile app and select the + button. Use your phone’s camera viewfinder to position the barcode on your screen inside the viewfinder as shown below.
The “Continue” button is clickable after you scan the barcode successfully.
Can’t scan the barcode? Select “Email me an activation link instead” and follow the instructions.
You can use Device Options to give your phone a more descriptive name, or you can click Add another device to start the enrollment process again and add a second phone or another authenticator.
If this is the device you’ll use most often with Duo then you may want to enable automatic push requests by changing the When I log in: option and changing the setting from “Ask me to choose an authentication method” to “Automatically send this device a Duo Push” or “Automatically call this device” and click Save. With one of the automatic options enabled Duo automatically sends an authentication request via push notification to the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone or a phone call to your device (depending on your selection).
Click Continue to login to proceed to the Duo Prompt.
Your device is ready to approve Duo push authentication requests. Click Send me a Push to give it a try. All you need to do is tap Approve on the Duo login request received at your phone.