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DUO for Oregon State

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Multifactor authentication to protect your OSU account.

Duo is available to all employees 

Who is it for?

Duo is currently available to employees of Oregon State University.

Why should I use it?

Strong passwords are essential, but they aren't enough. Phishing attacks and data breaches put your account at risk. Duo provides extra security for your OSU Account with multifactor authentication (MFA).

As an incentive, once you opt-in to Duo you can change your password one last time and then keep it as long as you'd like.  No more mandatory annual password changes!


OSU accounts compromised over the last five years (2011-2016)

Protect your account by using DUO.

Opt-in to Duo

Multifactor Authentication

With multifactor authentication (MFA), anyone trying to access your account must provide two forms of ID:

  • Something you know, such as your password.
  • Something you have, such as a passcode, a phone, or even a mobile app.

Some services and websites refer to this as two-step authentication, two-step verification, multifactor authentication, or login verification.

Frequently Asked Questions

MFA, or multifactor authentication, is a way to protect your account by requiring both something you know (password) with something you have (smartphone or tablet).

What is Two-Factor Authentication? (2FA)

Start by clicking the Opt-In button and follow the steps on screen.  The Duo Guide provide instructions on enrollment and an overview of how Duo works. 

Duo Push is the easiest way to perform MFA on your account.  Read more about Duo Push or watch the following video to see how easy it is.

Two-Factor Authentication with Duo Push

For this release, Duo is only available via an app that can be installed on smartphones or tablets that run Android, iOS (including Apple watch), and Windows Phone.

Two-Factor Authentication with Duo Push

You can generate a passcode by opening the Duo app, tap the key icon on the screen next to Oregon State University, enter the six digit code displayed onto the OSU Login screen.

If you lose your device that is enrolled in Duo, please notify the Service Desk immediately. They can assist you in gaining temporary access to your account until you have a new device.

Yes, you can.  In fact, if you have more than one device, we strongly recommend it.  It provide you with options if something unfortunate happens to one of your evices.

Android, iOS (including Apple watch), and Windows Phone

Open the Duo app on your device and the push notification should be waiting there.  You can read more about troubleshooting Push notification issues for iOS and Android.