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Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

Setting up MFA takes 10 minutes and keeps you and CSUSM secure!

2 step authentication process


MFA is sometimes called two-factor or 2-step verification. It means that when you log in, you may be required to use an additional step such as entering a code delivered to your mobile phone. It is another layer of protection for your important accounts. Once MFA is activated, you will be required to log in with both your campus password and an additional security measure.

  • Industry-leading tool for security - Used by federal, healthcare, financial services, education institutions, and more, Duo's 2-Step login process protects you and University services from phishing and other cyberattacks.

  • Protects your identity - Two methods are required to verify your identity - preventing anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.

duo app

Configuring Duo MFA

How to install and setup Duo using your mobile device.

How to use Duo Push

Instructions on how to use the Duo Mobile app.

Applications using DUO 

  • Peoplesoft CS/PeopleSoft Student Administration
  • Peoplesoft CFS/PeopleSoft Finance (Offsite)

Video Demonstrations

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