Multi-Factor Authentication (Duo)

A number of Cal Poly tech services, including Virtual Computer Labs (AppStream)Common Management System (CMS), Virtual Private Network (VPN) and LastPass, require verification of identity via two-step verification. Duo is a two-step verification app that allows students, faculty and staff to authenticate their identity in two ways—with something they know (username and password) and something they have (mobile device or telephone). Multi-factor authentication (MFA), also referred to as two-step verification, or two-factor authentication (2FA), protects sensitive information by strengthening the security of the login process.





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You must first enroll in Duo and set up your mobile device or phone before you begin using the app.


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