1. Enroll in Duo 2-Factor Authentication

Visit the 2-Factor Sign-Up page and click the "2-Factor Sign-Up" button. You will type in your BlazerID and password and then land on "Yes, sign me up" page. Click that button and you will land on the Duo start setup portal.

2. Choose Your Authentication Device Type

Select the type of device you'd like to enroll and click Continue. We recommend using a smartphone for the best experience, but you can also enroll a U2F token, or iOS/Android tablets.

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3. Type Your Phone Number

Select your country from the drop-down list and type your phone number. Use the number of your smartphone, or cell phone that you'll have with you when you're logging in to a Duo-protected service.

Then double-check that you entered it correctly, check the box, and click Continue.

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If you're enrolling a tablet you aren't prompted to enter a phone number.

4. Choose Platform

Choose your device's operating system and click Continue.

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5. Install Duo Mobile

Duo Mobile is an app that runs on your smartphone and helps you authenticate quickly and easily. Without it you'll still be able to log in using a text message, but for the best experience we recommend that you use Duo Mobile.

Follow the platform-specific instructions on the screen to install Duo Mobile. After installing our app return to the enrollment window and click I have Duo Mobile installed.

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6. Activate Duo Mobile

Activating the app links it to your account so you can use it for authentication.

On iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone activate Duo Mobile by scanning the barcode with the app's built-in barcode scanner. Follow the platform specific instructions for your device:

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The "Continue" button is clickable after you scan the barcode successfully.

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Can't scan the barcode? Click Or, have an activation link emailed to you instead. and follow the instructions.

7. Continue to Login

Click Continue to login to proceed to the Duo Prompt.

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Your device is ready to approve Duo authentication requests. Click Send me a Push to give it a try. All you need to do is tap Approve on the Duo login request received at your phone. Note: You also can click the “Remember me” checkbox to have Duo remember your login on this device and exempt you from the 2FA process until the defined grace period ends.

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More Information

For more information and detailed instructions visit the UAB 2FA Page