Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Duo security logoBrandeis has enabled two-factor authentication using the Duo service. Two-factor authentication serves as an extra layer of security designed to prevent unauthorized access to your account and personal information. Duo protects your Brandeis account by requiring two forms of authentication to verify your identity when logging into Brandeis services:

New Users

 Instructions to set-up & USE DUO

After you have enrolled in Duo two-factor authentication, you will need the following to log-in to Brandeis systems and services:

  1. Your Brandeis Username and Password. 
  2. A physical device you control such as a mobile phone, tablet, or landline phone to verify or authenticate your account.
 Note: It is recommended you set up 2 devices (you can remember your device for 30 days).

Existing Users

Manage  Duo Devices

Two-Factor Authentication Device Options

Device Options Authentication Methods Supported Platforms Additional Information
Mobile Phone
  • SMS text message
  • Phone call
Mobile phone with SMS text messaging capability
Smartphone
  • Duo Mobile push notification (recommended)
  • 
Duo Mobile passcode

  • Phone call
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows Mobile

Data plan is not required to receive mobile push notification or passcode via Duo Mobile app.

Tablet
  • Duo Mobile push notification (recommended)
  • 
Duo Mobile passcode

  • Phone call
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows Mobile
Data plan is not required to receive mobile push notification or passcode via Duo Mobile app.
Landline Phone call All phones
Hardware Token Passcode A "keychain" hardware token displays six-digit code  at a push of a button

Tokens are available from the Technology Help Desk.

[Note: Token is only available by in-person appointment.]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)