The Benefits of Using the Duo Mobile App
Note to NYU staff and faculty
All NYU staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to use the Duo Mobile app when using MFA.
Faster than a phone call
- Authenticating with a phone call requires waiting to receive the call, answering the phone, listening to the recording, and using the dial pad to approve the login.
- A Duo push is as easy and simple as approving a notification on your smartphone.
- A Duo push only requires two taps on your smartphone to approve a login.
- Since the Duo app uses wifi, it can be used in places where there is no cellular reception, including other countries.
Generate passcodes for later use
- The Duo app allows you to generate passcodes for later use.
- Generate a batch of ten authentication passcodes using the app to be used for later so you're always prepared even if you don't have your phone with you.
- A Duo push uses cutting-edge, end-to-end encryption.
- The Duo push screen displays detailed information about the application and source device that initiated the authentication request.
- NYU is committed to reducing costs.
- Every time you use Duo to authenticate with MFA, the University saves funds.