Duo 2FA - Setting a Default Login Device

This document will show how to change the default login device settings to speed up the login process.


Setting the default login device and method:

  1. Navigate to the Duo Device Management Portal at mynetid.wisc.edu/duo-portal. Authenticate with your UW-Madison NetID and Password. You will also be asked to approve the login through your existing two factor authentication devices.

  2. On the bottom of the Duo Device Management Portal, you will see the two settings.


  3. Set the field Default Device to be the device you would like to be contacted on when logging in.

  4. Set the field When I log In to be the method you would like to be contacted on that device. If the device is a mobile phone or tablet with the Duo app installed, UW-Madison strongly recommends setting this to 'Automatically send this device a Duo Push'.

  5. When you next log in to a Duo protected service, you will automatically be contacted via the default settings.

    Note: Logging into the Duo portal will always ask how you would like to be contacted, so the default setting will not apply when logging into the Duo Device Management Portal.

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Keywords:push notification default fast faster quick first set phone app duo mobile   Doc ID:80760
Owner:John B.Group:2Factor Authentication
Created:2018-03-09 14:56 CDTUpdated:2018-04-16 08:09 CDT
Sites:2Factor Authentication, DoIT Help Desk
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