MFA-Duo - Lost or Forgotten Device / Broken Device - Cannot Login
A temporary passcode can be requested to login using MFA Duo if you do not have access to your device. Temporary passcodes are valid for 12 hours and can be used for multiple logins during that 12 hour period. Depending on your security level, you may be able to use a self-service application to request your own temporary passcode or you may need to call the DoIT Help Desk so an agent can verify your identity and issue you a temporary passcode.
If you know you still have your device, but do not have access to it to login now, you can request and login with a temporary passcode. See MFA-Duo - Request a Temporary Passcode for instructions. If you expect to have an extended period without access to a device, you should also generate a list of backup codes. See MFA-Duo - Generating Backup Passcodes for Future Use for instructions.
Permanently Lost or Broken Devices
Once you obtain a replacement device, you should reactivate Duo Mobile on your new device. Follow the instructions on MFA Duo – Activating a Replacement Device. If you do not yet have a replacement device, follow the instructions under Forgotten Devices.
Follow the instructions on MFA Duo – Activating a Replacement Device.
See accessibility & usability information
We work with our users to address access and usability barriers in the MFA user experience. Learn details about known access barriers and workarounds at MFA-Duo - Accessibility & Usability Information. If you encounter a barrier or need assistance, please contact the DoIT Help Desk or call (608) 264-4357.
How to get access to a Security Key or Duo Token/Fob
Students can come to the DoIT Help Desk location at 1210 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706 on the first floor of the Computer Science and Statistics Building or at the front desk of Ebling Library, located on the 2nd floor of the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) located at 750 Highland Avenue. In addition, get help at dozens of DoIT Pop-Up Help Desks locations (access the Google doc using your NetID@wisc.edu). Students with disabilities can also request a token or security key at the McBurney Disability Resource Center, 702 W. Johnson St., Suite #2104, Madison WI 53751 on the 2nd floor.
Faculty, Staff, and Researchers
Employees can get access to devices for MFA at their Human Resources Office or IT department. For questions contact the DoIT Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.