First-Time Setup for Duo

First Time Setup for Duo

Step 1

To get started, you will login to your SDSU Duo Account using your SDSUid credentials.

Duo Portal login

Step 2

On the welcome screen, use the Start setup button to begin enrolling your device.

welcome screen

Step 3

Select the type of device you would like to enroll and select Continue. Although using a Smartphone is recommended, you can also enroll a landline telephone, a U2F token, or iOS/Android tablets.

type of device

Step 4

Select your Country from the drop-down list and enter your phone number. Use the number of the device that you'll have with you when you're logging in to a Duo-protected service.

Add phone number

Step 5

Choose your device's operating system and select Continue.

type of OS

Step 6

Install the Duo Mobile App to help you authenticate quickly and easily. Without it, you'll still be able to log in using a phone call or text message, but for the best experience we recommend that you use Duo Mobile.

After the installation is complete, return to the enrollment window and choose I have Duo Mobile installed.

Installing Duo Mobile

Step 7

Activate Duo Mobile by scanning the barcode with the app's built in barcode scanner. The Continue button is usable after you scan the barcode successfully.

Scanning barcode for authentication

Step 8

You can use Device Options to give your phone a more descriptive name or you can choose Add another device to start the enrollment process again and add a second phone or another authenticator.
If this is the device you'll use most often with Duo then you may want to enable automatic push requests by changing the setting from Ask me to choose an authentication method to Automatically send this device a Duo Push or Automatically call this device and click Save.

Duo device management


Your device is now ready to approve Duo authentication requests.

Congratulations screen

To enroll your U2F Token, follow Duo's Enrolling your U2F Token Guide. You can also add U2F token as an additional authentication device from the device management portal.