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Two-Factor Authentication at the University of Wyoming

Introduction


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.  The full Duo Guide to Two-Factor Authentication contains updated instructions and can be viewed by visiting https://guide.duosecurity.com/.

Procedure

Enroll a device with Duo

(To enroll additional devices, instructions are here)

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

Once two-factor authentication has been enabled for your account, during the normal log-in process you must enroll a device with the Duo service.

  1. Log into the WyoSecure website (https://wyosecure.uwyo.edu)  and enter your university username + password.
  1. 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)

ii.Tablet

iii.Landline

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.”

          

  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!

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 for smartphones or tablets only)

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

i.Places a call to your enrolled device.  Answer the call and press # to authenticate.

  1. Enter a Passcode

i.Enter the next available passcode.  To obtain passcodes, select Enter a Passcode then click Send Codes.  A batch of codes will be sent to your device.  Each code can only be used once.  Once the codes on the list have all been used, you must obtain a new batch of codes. (In cases where you do not have sufficient signal strength on your mobile device, using passcodes will be necessary to log-in.  Request passcodes and save them prior to losing wireless signal.)

  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

See: https://guide.duosecurity.com/pulse

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

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