Devices and Verification

Learn about the devices you can enroll in Duo, and how to use two-step verification with them.

1/6/20
(Recommended) Enrolling the Duo Mobile app on a smartphone (a cell phone that allows you to download and install applications) gives you the greatest number of options. Most people find the "push notification" the most convenient option.
2/26/20
(Faculty, staff, GAs and TAs only) Receive audio phone calls as your authentication.
3/16/20
Learn about using your own security key with Duo and USB devices. (Not for use with UB's VPNs.)
1/6/20
UB-assigned hardware tokens generate a one-time passcode that you can enter into Duo when prompted. 
3/16/20
Touch ID verifies your fingerprint for identification. (Not for use with UB's VPNs.)
1/6/20
Apple Watch and Android Smartwatch may be used with Duo; however, there is no standalone app. A paired smartphone must be enrolled.

Note: Your device options will vary depending on your university affiliation.

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