MFA-Duo - First Time Setup for Smartphone or Tablet

This document will walk you through the process of setting up Duo Multi-factor Authentication for the first time for use with a smartphone or tablet.

Note: This document is only for setup if you're planning to use a smartphone or tablet with MFA Duo.

Background:

UW-Madison has selected Duo as our solution for Multi-factor Authentication. In order to utilize Multi-factor authentication, you will need to set it up on a smartphone, tablet or token.

More on the Duo Multi-factor Authentication Project can be found on the MFA-Duo Authentication Project's website.

Items needed for First Time Setup:

  1. Smartphone or tablet running supported platform.
  2. Smartphone or tablet connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data network.
  3. Separate device with a web browser (not the smartphone or tablet you are registering).
  4. Duo Mobile App. You will be prompted to download this free application during the setup process.

First Time Setup Process for smartphone or tablet:

  1. Open a browser on a device other than the smartphone/tablet you are trying to register.
  2. Navigate to www.mfa.wisc.edu. When prompted, authenticate with your NetID and password.
  3. Click on Register Smartphone or Tablet
  4. MFA Portal section to registar smartphone or tablet

  5. Click the Start setup button.
  6. Prompt to start setup

  7. Select the device type you would like to add.

    1. Select Mobile Phone then press Continue.

      List of devices with Mobile selected

    2. Enter the phone number of the device. Next, verify this is the correct number of the device by checking the box. Now press Continue.

      Prompt for phone number in the available field

    3. Select the type of phone that the number is associated with and press Continue.

      Prompt for the phone type, or operating system
    4. Download the Duo Mobile Application for your device:

    5. Configure the Duo App on your mobile device and finish adding the device in MFA Portal:

      1. Open the Duo App on your phone.

        Note: After opening the Duo App, you may be asked to accept notification and camera privileges. Click Allow if prompted.

      2. In the MFA Portal, click I have Duo Mobile installed.

        Prompt to verify that Duo is installed on the desired device

      3. In the Duo App on your device, tap the plus sign button in the top right.

      4. View from the duo app on the mobile device, with the Add or Plus sign button highlighted
      5. Using your device, scan the QR code on the screen in the MFA Portal and click Continue.

        The following video from Duo demonstrates how to scan the QR code: Duo Self Enrollment

        Barcode with a green check mark indicating that the registration was successful

      6. You will see the following screen in your browser if your first device registration is successful, and your mobile phone should return to the Duo home screen. You will be prompted to start using MFA within one day.

        A success message indicating that your NetID account is now enrolled in Duo


    1. Select Tablet then press Continue.

      List of device options with Tablet selected

    2. Select iOS or Android (depending on your device) then press Continue.

      Select the operating system of the tablet
    3. Download the Duo Mobile Application for iOS or Android:

    4. Configure the Duo App on your tablet and finish adding the device in MFA Portal:

      1. Open the Duo App on your tablet.

        Note: After opening the Duo App, you may be asked to accept notification and camera privileges. Click Allow if prompted.

      2. In the MFA Portal, click I have Duo Mobile installed.

        Prompt to verify that the Duo app is installed on the tablet

      3. In the Duo App on your tablet, tap the plus sign button in the top right.

      4. View from the Duo application on the device with the Add or Plus Sign button highlighted
      5. Using your device, scan the QR code on the screen in the MFA Portal and click Continue.

        The following video from Duo demonstrates how to scan the QR code: Duo Self Enrollment

        Barcode with a green check mark indicating that the registration was successful

      6. You will see the following screen in your browser if your first device registration is successful, and your tablet should return to the Duo home screen. You will be prompted to start using MFA within one day.

        Green message indicating that your NetID is now enrolled in Duo


  8. Optional - To set your default login settings, see

    MFA-Duo - Setting a Default Login Device.

  9. UW-Madison encourages users to add multiple devices in the event that they lose access to a single device. Instructions for adding devices can be found here:

MFA-Duo - Adding Secondary/Backup Devices

MFA-Duo - Generating Backup Passcodes for Future Use

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.

For questions regarding how to get access to the MFA mobile app contact the DoIT Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 or email help@doit.wisc.edu.

How to get access to a Security Key or Duo Token/Fob 

Students

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. 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.

For questions contact the DoIT Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 or email help@doit.wisc.edu

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 help@doit.wisc.edu. 




Keywords:password login multi help getting started using use ios device portal app mobile ios android apple ipad tablet desk phones landline codes special enroll start complete first-time registration process register for duo setup keyfobs fobs physical tokens smart smartphones devices set up initial beginning multiple   Doc ID:81448
Owner:Abrianna B.Group:Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Created:2018-04-05 13:55 CSTUpdated:2019-12-03 11:29 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
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