What Happens if I Become Locked Out of Duo?


If you have made five consecutive unsuccessful login attempts, you'll receive an error message stating "Your account as been locked out due to excessive authentication failures. Please contact your administrator.


What to Do

The lockout is a security feature designed to protect you and your account against unauthorized login attempts. If you see the lockout window above, you have two options:

  1. Wait 15 minutes for the lockout to expire and then log in again as you normally would with multifactor authentication.
    Note: if there is an underlying reason for the unsuccesful attempts, such as the Duo Push not showing up on your phone, you'll want to get that resolved before attempting to login again.
  2. Call the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357). The Help Desk will ask you to verify your identity over the phone and can unlock your account.
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