Duo: Use Duo Two-Factor Protection for Direct Deposit and W-2

Using Duo Two-Factor Protection provides an extra measure of security when accessing your Direct Deposit and W-2 information. It adds an extra step when accessing your personal information but the benefits are worth it.

NOTE: This article assumes that you have already OPTED IN to Duo and ENROLLED at least one device. Log in using Duo:

  1. Log in to myu.umn.edu in a web browser.
  2. Select the My Pay tab in the left-hand sidebar. 
    The MyU sidebar: News, My Time, My Pay, My Benefits, Purchasing, My Info
  3. In the links at the bottom of the page, select one of the following:
    • Direct Deposit Set-Up (in the Pay section)
    • W-2/W-2C Consent (in the Tax section)
    • W-2/W-2C Forms (in the Tax section)
  4. In the left-hand sidebar, find the box labeled Duo Two-Factor Protection. Select Opt in now.
    Duo notice: University faculty, staff, and student employees are eligible to opt in to an added layer of protection for their W2 and Direct Deposit information. Duo Two-Factor Protection for W2 and Direct Deposit is easy to use and free of charge. Opt in now.
  5. Confirm that you wish to opt into Duo.  An alert will appear with the message, "If you already have a Duo device set up, you need to do nothing further."

Once you have authenticated using Duo, it will not be presented again in the same browser session. If you sign out and begin a new session later, you will have to go through these steps again to gain access to your information.

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