Free hardware tokens (for faculty and staff) are not yet available at the locations listed on this page. This page will be updated with timing of availability soon.  Hardware tokens are available at any of the Duo Sign-up Events.

The Duo Mobile app remains the fastest and easiest way to use Duo and is OSU's recommended way to use Duo.  If you are unable to use the Duo Mobile app, we do offer a hardware token as an alternative.

The Duo hardware tokens are about the size of a car key fob and can be attached to a key ring. The token has a button and a 6-digit display. You press the button to generate a 6-digit number that can be typed in to the Duo authentication screen to confirm your login. 

Where to Get a Hardware Token

Free hardware tokens (for faculty and staff) are not yet available at the locations listed below. Check back soon for availability.

Corvallis Campus
  • Students: You may purchase one at the OSU Beaver Store Tech Desk.  If you are a student employee, your work department may choose to provide one for you.
  • Employees: If you are an active, paid OSU employee (faculty or staff), you may request a free Duo hardware token from your IT support team or from the IS Service desk. This does not apply to student employees, including graduate student employees.
    Note - Employees must request/pick up and register their own token.  They will not be distributed in batch form.
  • Other members of the OSU Community (including emeritus, associates, and sponsored accounts) may purchase one at the OSU Beaver Store Tech Desk.
OSU-Cascades Campus
  • Students: You may purchase one at the cashier's window in Obsidian Hall
  • Employees: If you are an active, paid OSU employee (faculty or staff), you may request a free Duo hardware token at the cashier's window in Obsidian Hall.  This does not apply to student employees.
Hatfield Marine Science Center
  • Students: You may order one through the OSU Beaver Store Tech Desk and have it shipped to you.
  • Employees: If you are an active, paid OSU employee (faculty or staff), you may request a free Duo hardware token from your IT support team.
  • Other members of the OSU Community (including emeritus, associates, and sponsored accounts) may purchase one at the OSU Beaver Store Tech Desk.
Extension, AES
  • Students: You may order one through the OSU Beaver Store Tech Desk and have it shipped to you.
  • Employees: Ask your Office Manager, who may have one available for you.
  • Other members of the OSU Community (including emeritus, associates, and sponsored accounts) may purchase one at the OSU Beaver Store Tech Desk.
Ecampus Students
  • You may order one through the OSU Beaver Store Tech Desk and have it shipped to you.

If you have questions

Additional Notes

  • An ONID account can have no more than one Duo hardware token associated with it
  • A Duo hardware token can have no more than one ONID account associated with it (i.e., Duo hardware tokens cannot be shared)
  • It is not recommended to use a hardware token as your only Duo device, though this will work if that best suits your needs.