What is DUO?

DUO is an easy to use, two factor authentication solution to protect you and University Data!

DUO is developed by DUO Security (www.duosecurity.com)

Texas A&M University System has purchased system-wide license for DUO. You may have already used it at TAMUS Single Sign-on – SSO.TAMUS.EDU


PVAMU will be utilizing DUO to enable two-factor authentication on several Information Technology Resources

Setup Guide

How to Setup in DUO

How to connect to VPN with DUO

Get Started!!

Go to https://outlook.office.com and login

Choose your primary authentication method. The most common and convenient is your smartphone.

Other options include:

hardware token, voice phone call, SMS text messages, and pre-printed one-time codes.

Get Started- with Smartphone

  • Upon login (webmail & VPN), you will receive the screen above,
  • Click on “Send me a Push”
  • Your Smartphone will prompt Approve/Deny screen.
  • Click on Approve, and you will be logged into your application

Get Started - Other Options

The most common, recommended, and convenient method is your smartphone with DUO mobile app. However, if you choose not to use your smartphone, you have the following options.

  • You can configure DUO to call or text your mobile phone.
  • You can configure DUO to call your landline phone.
  • USB Token: Limited number of USB tokens are available at $20.

What if you forgot your phone?

You can select a backup device (landline, etc). If you do not have your smartphone with you, you may contact

helpdesk at EXT 2525 and submit a ticket to generate a one-time bypass code. It may take 2 – 24 hours

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