2FA, Activate Duo Mobile for Your Device

There are two ways to complete the activation of your mobile device with Duo. You may use your phone camera to scan an on-screen barcode, or you can have an activation link emailed to you.

Make sure you have followed the instructions in 2FA, Adding a Device to Duo  before proceeding.

Option 1: Using your cellphone/tablet camera for Activation:

Follow the instructions shown on the screen to open Duo Mobile on your device, tap the '+' button, and scan the barcode on your screen with your camera.

Activate Duo Mobile

Once successfully scanned you may be asked if you would like this device to be your favorite.  This will only show when you have more than 1 device enrolled.  The favorite device will be the first device shown in the drop down when authenticating with 2FA.

Option 2: Activate via email

Select "Or have an activation link email to you instead"

activation link emailed

Enter your email address and select Send email

enter email for activation link

Below is an example of the email you will be sent.  You could open this email on your smartphone and click the link or type the link in your URL.

Image of email that will be sent with the activation link.

Select Open

Image of mobile phone screen highlighting Open

On your smartphone select No Barcode:

Image of mobile phone screen displaying No Barcode

University of Illinois should appear under the Duo Mobile App

Image of mobile phone displaying Univeristy of Illinois on the Duo Mobile App

Once successfully created you may be asked if you would like this device to be your favorite.  This will only show when you have more than 1 device enrolled.  The favorite device will be the first device shown in the drop down when authenticating with 2FA.

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Keywords:2FA, 2-factor authentication, Two-factor authentication, Duo, Duo Security, Verify, UI Verify, enrollment, multi-factor, multifactor, security, AITS   Doc ID:67799
Owner:UndefinedGroup:Undefined
Created:2016-10-13 14:28 CSTUpdated:2022-08-10 00:27 CST
Sites:University of Illinois System, University of Illinois Technology Services
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