Multi-Factor Authentication: DUO Mobile


Multi-factor authentication protects you against lost or stolen passwords by adding a verification step to your OHIO login.


Before you can start using multi-factor authentication, you will need to enroll. After you have enrolled, services that are protected with multi-factor authentication will prompt you automatically to verify your login, and you will need to make sure you are using an email client that supports modern authentication.

Who can access

  • Faculty, staff, emeriti, students, and alumni


  • Verify with a mobile app, passcode, or automated phone call

  • "Remember me for 30 days" option for frequently used browsers and devices

  • Manage your devices from any multi-factor-enabled OHIO login

Connect with other applications

  •  Depending on your role at the University and the systems or data you have access to, you may be required to use multi-factor authentication when signing into certain services.

  • Option to enable multi-factor for all services that use the standard OHIO login page

  • Much harder for a cyber attacker to access your account because a login requires both a correct password and access to your device for authentication 

Additional resources

Service support

Get help

  • Visit the Technology Help Center ( to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings.


Visit the following Duo support pages for information about accessibility features available in Multi-Factor Authentication:

Ohio University strives to make its digital resources and services accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities who may also be using assistive technology. If special steps are necessary in order to improve the accessibility of experiences for end users, those steps must be taken. 
If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access OHIO websites, videos, online forums, documents, or other information technology, please let us know
For further information about OHIO's digital accessibility resources, see:


The Ohio University Information Security Office strives to educate and empower the University community to appropriately manage risks and protect OHIO’s information and systems. This effort is facilitated through policies, standards, an information security risk management program, as well as other tools and guidance that are provided to the University community. This modern approach creates a safe computing environment in which the university community can teach, learn, and conduct research. 

For additional information about OHIO’s security resources, see:

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