Two-Factor Authentication at the University of Wyoming - How to Enroll


Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to the log-in process, keeping your account secure even if your password is compromised. 

The University of Wyoming uses Duo to provide two-factor authentication services.  View the full Duo Guide to Two-Factor Authentication for full, updated instructions:

Two Factor Frequently Asked Questiions


Enroll a device with Duo

(To enroll additional devices, instructions are here)

READ BEFORE STARTING: Complete the process from a desktop or laptop computer and have your smartphone or other device with you.  During the enrollment process you may be asked to scan an on-screen barcode with your smartphone.

  1. Log into the WyoSecure website and enter your university username + password at
  2. When the two-factor authentication screen appears click Start setup to begin the enrollment process.



  1. Add a new device
    1. Select the type of device.  Options include:

i.Mobile phone (recommended)



iiii. U2F Token

Note: If you do not want to use the Duo Mobile app, select Landline.


  1. Enter your phone number (complete this for mobile phone and landline options)



  1. Select the specific device platform (such as iPhone or Android)

i. For cell phones that are NOT smartphones, use the “Other” option



  1. For smartphones, install the Duo Mobile app.  Once you select a specific platform (iPhone, Android, etc.), follow the on-screen installation instructions.  When installation is complete, click “I have Duo Mobile installed.”  For more information view:  DUO Self Enrollment


  1. Configure additional settings (optional)
    1. Use the “Automatically send me a …” setting if you would like to automate authentication.  (It is recommended to leave this feature disabled until you have configured and tested the process.)
    2. Rename your device if necessary
    3. Set a default device (This is useful when enrolling multiple devices.)

You have now successfully completed the device enrollment process and are ready to log-in!

Duo Self-Enrollment

Authenticate with Duo

Here is a video and step by step instructions with screenshots are below.

During the log-in process, after a username + password has been entered, the Duo authentication process will begin.

  1. Choose one of the following authentication methods.  Options include:


  1. Duo Push (recommended method)

i.Uses the Duo Mobile app installed on a smartphone or tablet.

ii.The device will receive a notification.  Press Approve to authenticate.

iii. Below is an example of Duo Push authentication on an Android phone.


  1. Call Me
    1. Places a call to your enrolled device.  Answer the call and press # to authenticate.


  1. Enter a Bypass Code
    1. This option is just to use for codes from the UWIT administration if your other two factor devices are broken or unavailable and you need to set up a new device.

  1. Set a Trusted Device (optional)
    1. Check “Remember me for …
    2. This setting temporarily configures a specific computer and web browser as a “trusted device” allowing you to skip the Duo authentication process for the specified time.


Enroll Additional Devices/Manage Devices

Here is a video and step by step instructions with screenshots are below.

During the authentication process, select Add a new device to enroll additional devices or My Settings & Devices to adjust device settings.


It is strongly recommended that you enroll more than one device in case your primary device becomes unavailable.  (A good option for a secondary device is your office phone.) 

To enroll additional devices:

  1. Click on Add a new device
  2. Confirm your identity by authenticating with one of your devices
  3. Follow instructions to enroll a new device (see Enroll a device with Duo)
  4. You now have multiple devices enrolled
  5. If necessary, set a new device as the default (or primary) device
  6. During authentication, you are presented with a list of devices.  Select one to authenticate.

To manage your devices:

  1. Click on My Settings & Devices
  2. Confirm your identity by authenticating with one of your previously enrolled devices
  3. From the Settings window, you can identify a default device, as well as rename and delete devices



Authenticate remotely through Pulse VPN


I lost my phone!

Your account is still protected by a password, but two-factor authentication will no longer be possible with the lost device.  If you have registered a second device, authenticate with that device and remove the lost device from Duo.  (See Enrolling Additional Devices/Managing Devices).  If there are any concerns about security, please contact the UWIT Service Center immediately

  • Visit this service and submit a ticket
  • Call 766-HELP (4357), Option 1
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