Understanding Alternative Authentication Devices for Duo

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Multifactor authentication, provided by Duo Security, adds another layer of security to your online accounts when using Pitt Passport by requiring two “factors” to verify your identity when you log in to a service: something you know (such as your password) and something only you have (such as your mobile phone, on which you will receive a login confirmation notice). 

When possible, we encourage you to use Duo Push on your compatible smartphone, tablet, or Apple Watch because it is the fastest, most efficient, and most secure authentication method. 

Tip: You can also generate a passcode at any time from within the Duo Mobile app, even without a WiFi or cellular data connection. Just click on the University of Pittsburgh account drop-down menu and a code will be generated for you.

If the Duo Mobile application is not a practical authentication option for your situation, or if you are looking to register a second authentication device, consider the following alternatives:

Alternative Authentication Options

Cell Phone or Landline
Hardware Token
Security Key
Touch ID
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