Two-factor authentication adds another layer of security when logging in to MSU systems and is required for most university accounts. The first factor required to log in is something you know, i.e. your NetID/NetPassword. The second factor is something you have, typically your smartphone or tablet. Therefore, even if someone is able to get your NetID/NetPassword, they should not be able to log in to your account because they do not have your second factor.

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Pinned Article Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about Duo two-factor authentication.

Duo Two Factor Authentication: How to Enroll

Duo Two-Factor Authentication enrollment instructions.

Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Automatic blocking of logins from OFAC-regulated locations

Information about the automatic blocking of Duo authentications from U.S. Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC)-regulated locations.

Microsoft Two Factor Authentication (non-Duo users): How to set up

Information on how to set up two-factor authentication via Microsoft 2FA for MSU users who have access to university Microsoft services/email but not Duo. This includes MSU retirees.

Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Generating a two-factor passcode online

Instructions for how to generate a passcode when you are unable to use the Duo mobile app or hardware token/fob to log in.

Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Logging in to MSU services/sites using the Duo Mobile app

Using the Duo Mobile app to log in with Two-Factor authentication

Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Remembering authentications for 24 hours

Instructions on having Duo remember your authentication for 24 hours to reduce the number of times needed to authenticate. This is only available for web-based logins.

Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Resolving Duo prompt display issues related to iOS/macOS content restrictions

How to allow the Duo prompt to display on content-restricted Apple devices.