DUO Two-Factor Authentication

Example of a Duo Push notification on iOS mobile.

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication requires you to verify your identity on a second device (like your phone or other mobile device) before you finish logging into your account.

Why Do We Need It?

Requiring a second, separate verification step helps keep your account secure even if someone has your password.

Duo verification is completely independent from your username and password — Duo never sees your password.

How Does It Work?

Duo enrollment is required for all Smith instructors, staff, and students. If you are not enrolled in Duo, you will receive the enrollment prompt the first time you try to access your Smith account. 

You will not be able to access any of your Smith accounts until you have enrolled a device in Duo.

Materials You Need to Begin:

Part 1: Enroll Your First Device

You need to enroll at least one personal device in Duo. The most common choice is a personal smartphone, like an iPhone or Android. 

If you would like to see the steps below with images, please open the Enroll Your First Device PDF.

Part 2: Enroll a Backup Device

We highly recommend adding a second device in case you don’t have access to your primary device - for example, if you leave your phone at home or lose your security key. Having a backup device means you'll still be able to log into your Smith accounts.

If you would like to see the steps below with images, please open the Enroll a Backup Device PDF.

Pro Tips: 

To confirm the device was successfully added and to view your other Duo devices, select My Settings and Devices from the left menu.

Additional Duo Resources

New Phone, Same Phone Number

New Phone, Different Phone Number

Authenticate without a Device, Cell Service, or Wi-Fi (coming soon)