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.

Enhanced security

  • 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. ¬†
NYU is using the DUO mobile app for a fast and easy authentication.