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How to Register a Smart Phone for Duo two-factor authentication

In order to leverage Duo's two-factor authentication system, you must first register a device with MIT Duo.

IS&T recommends registering at least two (2) devices.
In case you lose one device, the second device will allow you to login to Duo and make changes to your settings or deactivate the lost device.

Registering a Smartphone

For information on registering a non-smartphone or a smartphone as a non-smartphone (useful for international students and those who don't have cellular access where they are) by scanning a QR code: How do I register an iPad, Android tablet, or other device for Duo?

  1. Go to http://duo.mit.edu/.
    Duo welcome page
    • duo.mit.edu requires Touchstone for authentication.
    • Use your MIT kerberos username and password or your MIT certificates to login.
  2. Click Next and proceed to Register a new phone.
  3. Input:
    • Type: Mobile
    • Platform: Choose your device's platform.
    • Type your phone number.
  4. Click Submit.
    Result: You should receive a text message on your mobile phone with a unique PIN.
    Android iOS Blackberry Windows Phone
  5. Type this PIN into the web page as prompted.
  6. Result: You should receive a second text message on your phone that contains a link to install the Duo app and a link to activate the MIT account.
    Android iOS Blackberry Windows Phone
  7. Be sure to click the link to Install Duo first.
    Android iOS Blackberry Windows Phone

    Result: The app store should open to the Duo app.
    Install or Download the app to your phone.

    Android Install iOS Install Blackberry Install "WindowsPhone Install
    Android iOS Blackberry Windows Phone
  8. Once Duo is installed, click the link to Activate.
    Android iOS Blackberry Windows Phone
    For Blackberry,

    Copy the unique Activation Code (highlighted in red above). Open the Duo app, select Add Account.

    On the next page, choose No Barcode?, then choose to Add a Duo Security Account.

    Paste the Activation Code and click Done.

    For Windows Phone,
    Press and hold to copy the unique Activation Code (highlighted in red above).
    Open the Duo app, select Have an activation code? Tap here.

    On the next page, paste the Activation Code and click activate.

    Confirm activation for MIT.

    Result: The MIT account should be activated.

    Duo on Android Activated Duo on iOS Activated Duo on Blackberry Activated Duo on WindowsPhone Activated
    Android iOS Blackberry Windows Phone

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Last Modified:

July 28, 2016

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