Getting Started with MFA with Duo

Duo provides an extra layer of security to protect your accounts and data. 

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If hackers steal your ID and passphrase, they still can't access your account,
because they won't have the verification from Duo that you get on your phone or token. 

But before you can use Duo, you need to enroll in Duo at UCSB. Here's how:

How to 2-Step: Enable MFA

For the best experience, enroll MFA via the Duo app on your smartphone or other smart device with a push notification. To enroll via push notification from the Duo app, follow these directions: 

  • Enroll via push notification. A push notification is a pop-up sent from an app that you "push" from your phone or other smart device when you authenticate with Duo. 

If you cannot receive a push notification, do not have a smartphone, or do not wish to use the Duo Mobile app, visit Which Devices Should I Enroll in MFA with Duo? 

We recommend that you register a second device in Duo as a backup authentication method in case your primary method is not available.

Do you have a new cell phone or device? Enroll it in MFA with Duo using these instructions

Enroll in MFA now

Duo Introduction Video