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Duo makes your single sign-on more secure by providing a "second factor" of authentication in addition to your password. Even if someone manages to get your password, they won't be able to access your account because they don't have the second factor. The second factor can be a code you enter; a notice you acknowledge on your smartphone; a phone call you answer on a pre-registered number (such as your mobile phone, home phone or office phone); or a small USB token that the you tap. 

The links below take you through the enrollment and set-up process.  If you have questions or need assistance contact the IT Service Center at ext 4487 or




Step 1. Process Summary and Sign up

Step 2. Download the app (Smartphone and tablet users only)

Step 3. Complete your Duo Setup

Step 4. Add Another Device (ITS highly recommends you add another device)

Getting a New Phone or Number

Frequently Asked Questions

Why it's Important (video) Transcript (PDF)

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