Let's Do the DUO

What is DUO?

DUO is an easy to use, two factor authentication solution to protect you and University Data!

DUO is developed by DUO Security (www.duosecurity.com)

Texas A&M University System has purchased system-wide license for DUO. You may have already used it at TAMUS Single Sign-on - SSO.TAMUS.EDU

Key Dates for DUO Rollout

Volunteer Opt-in:

Enroll me in for DUO – Until: Oct 15th

Campus-wide Rollout:

October 15th, 2017

All users will be required to use DUO to access webmail and VPN


PVAMU will be utilizing DUO to enable two factor authentication on several Information Technology Resources

Phase I:

DUO will be deployed for:

  • webmail.pvamu.edu (OWA – Online Webmail)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Get Started!

  • Go to www.pvamu.edu/DUO & click on Enroll me in for DUO

  • Choose your primary authentication method. The most common and convenient is your smartphone.

  • Other options include: hardware token, voice phonecall, SMS text messages, and pre-printed one-time codes.

Get Started - with Smartphone

  • Once Information Technology Services receives your enrollment, allow two days to utilize DUO
  • Download DUO app onto your smartphone
  • Upon login (webmail & VPN), you will receive the screen below,

Click on “Send me a Push”
Your Smartphone will prompt Approve/Deny screen.
Click on Approve, and you will be logged into your application

Get Started - Other Options

The most common, recommended, and convenient method is your smartphone with DUO mobile app. However, if you choose not to use your smartphone, you have the following options.

  • You can configure DUO to call or text your mobile phone.
  • You can configure DUO to call your landline phone.
  • USB Token: Limited number of USB tokens are available at $20.

What if you forgot your phone?

  • You can select a backup device (landline, etc)
  • If you do not have your smartphone with you, you may contact helpdesk at EXT 2525 and submit a ticket to generate a one-time bypass code. It may take 2 – 24 hours

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