Push notifications to the Duo Mobile app on a mobile phone or tablet are the fastest, easiest, most reliable, most discreet, and most secure way to complete two-step logins.
Setting up the app and push notifications takes just a few minutes and will save you time over the long run. Using push notifications also saves money, as the university pays fees when Two-Step Login users choose phone or text authentication methods (which also can cost users depending on their phone or data plans).
Follow these steps to get started:
Step 1: Download the Duo Mobile app
Download and install the free Duo Mobile app. Search “Duo Mobile” in your device’s app store.
Step 2: Update your Two-Step Login profile
If your device is already enrolled in Two-Step Login, update your device settings in your Two-Step Login profile. Go to your Duo Two-Step profile and log in. (If your device is not enrolled, follow instructions for setting up a new device)
Step 3: Adjust your device settings
Check your “Two-Step Devices” list and click the name of the device where you installed the app:
Step 4: Select push notifications
Under “Edit Device” options, click the radio button next to “Via the Duo Push application…”:
Step 5: Enable Duo push
The “Duo Push Options” window will open—click the blue “Enable Duo Push” button:
Step 6: Scan the QR code
You’ll be directed to a page with a QR code. Open the Duo Mobile app on your device and follow the instructions to scan the QR code with the device’s camera. If, during this process, you see a popup that says "'Duo Mobile' Would Like to Send You Notifications" press "Allow". Name your account to continue.
Step 7: Practice now
Tap Practice now on the Duo Mobile app to test how to use a push notification. You may also skip this step if you would like.
Step 8: Verify Duo push activation
Click the green “Verify Duo Push Activation” button on your computer:
Step 8: Confirm the push notification
You’ll receive a push notification to the Duo Mobile app on your device—tap it to confirm:
You're all set!
Your Two-Step Login profile now should show “Duo Push app” in the “Method(s)” list next to the name of your enrolled device:
Make sure to select “Send Me a Push” whenever logging into an application that uses Two-Step Login: