Published June 8, 2020
The UBVPN (virtual private network) creates a secure connection to UB online resources from off-campus, and is required for some services like UB Voicemail. When you connect to the UBVPN, you may be asked to approve your login using Duo two-step verification.
You can find complete instructions for installing and using the UBVPN with your device on the UBIT website.
When using Duo to verify your login to the UBVPN, you’ll be asked to enter a device number (1 through 4), or a device alias (e.g., push1) corresponding to your preferred verification method.
Devices aliases appear when you have greater than four methods of Duo verification. To see which aliases correspond to which verification methods, visit the Duo Two Step Verification Manager and select VPN Device Aliases.
You can also print backup security codes to use in place of your existing Duo methods using the Duo Two Step Verification Manager.
Physical security keys like YubiKey, and Apple’s Touch ID—two methods of verification that are generally supported with Duo—are not available for verification when logging into the UBVPN.
If Touch ID and/or a physical security key are your only registered second-step options for Duo, visit buffalo.edu/ubit/duo to find out how you can add additional devices.
For help with these and other UBIT services, contact the UBIT Help Center, online at buffalo.edu/ubit/help or by phone at 716-645-3542.