Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Duo security logo

Brandeis 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

instructions    MANAGE 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

An internet or data connection is 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

An internet or data connection is 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: Only available by in-person appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)