Duo: Use Two-Factor Authentication for all University Sign-in Pages

Anyone with a UMN Internet ID can use Duo two-factor authentication for all University sign-in pages. As of November 2019, Duo two-factor authentication is required for all students, faculty, and staff.

This option will add a second layer of protection to your University Gmail, Google Drive, and other applications that use your University internet ID for authentication.

You must first Enroll a Duo Device before using Duo.

Note: If you have already enrolled a device for Duo Protection for W-2 and Direct Deposit or other Duo-required applications, you do not need to enroll your device again.

Note: Once you have enrolled in Duo Security at Sign-In program, you will not be able to opt out of it.  You will be able to un-enroll specific devices, but your account will remain associated with Duo Security at Sign-In.

Turning on Duo for all University sign-on pages

  1. Sign into my-account.umn.edu.
  2. Go to the left-hand menu and click on DUO Security
  3. In the drop-down menu, click Enable Duo Security
    The Self-Service pane from my-account.umn.edu .  The DUO Security menu is expanded.

  4. Select Yes to opt in, and click Submit.
    The screen says "Enable DUO Security":  select yes only if you have already enrolled a device in Duo.  To enroll a device, visit the add/enroll a device page for instructions.
  5. A confirmation message will appear explaining that you have opted in to using two-factor authentication for University sign-in pages.

Additional Resources

Duo: Setup & Use Two Factor Authentication Self-Help Guide