• Duo 2-Step Security

    2-Step Security means a system requires two separate forms of identity verification for access, making it virtually impossible for anyone to compromise your account without having both pieces of the puzzle. 

    2-Step Security secures your account against threats such as compromises caused by malware and phishing attacks. Even malicious actors who obtain your password will not be able to access your account.

    2-Step Security works by combining your two steps:

    • Password: In our case, this is your PPS Username and Password combination.
    • Proof: This is the 2nd step. It will take one of two forms: the DUO mobile application on your smartphone OR a hardware token.

    When both steps have been entered, you are granted access to the system.

    Duo Two-Step account security is now REQUIRED for all PPS staff and contractors.


    For a quick preview of how Duo works, check out the video from Duo Security below.

    Duo Enrollment


Duo FAQs

  • What are the benefits of using Duo Two Step Authentication?

  • Am I required to sign up for Duo?

  • Are students required to use Duo?

  • What devices are supported by Duo?

  • Will I get locked out if I forget my phone or token?

  • Will I get locked out if the Duo system is slow or unavailable?

  • Do I need to pay to download the Duo Mobile App?

  • Why does the Duo Mobile app need access to my device’s camera?

  • What data does the Duo Mobile app collect?

  • Do I need to enable notifications for the Duo Mobile app?

  • How much Wi-Fi or cellular data does the Duo Mobile app use?

  • How can I troubleshoot Duo Push notification issues?

  • What do I do if I get a notification from Duo that I did not request?

  • What about my privacy with the Duo mobile app?

  • I don’t want to use a personal phone for Duo - what are my options?

  • What if I have additional questions about Duo?