Follow the steps below to activate your Duo account.

Step 1 – Opt In

First, opt in by visiting to duo.ua.edu on a desktop or laptop computer. Once you’re there, select Activate Duo.

activate duo

activate duo

Step 2 – Start setup

Once you opt in to DUO, you’ll be redirected to enter your myBama ID and password. Then you’ll see this screen where you can scroll down and click Start Setup.

start setup

Step 3 – Device type

Let DUO know what kind of device you are registering.

device type

Step 4 – Enter phone number

If you select mobile device, which is recommended, please insert your phone number and check that it is the correct number.

enter phone number

Step 5 – Select phone type

phone type

Step 6 – Install Duo mobile on your device

download duo mobile app

Step 7 – Activate app

Once you’ve installed the app on your smartphone, open the app and activate it by following the on screen prompts. Click Add Account.

add account

Step 8 – Use the built in scanner to activate

Simply hold your phone up to your computer screen. If you are not at a computer, you can click the link to have an activation link emailed to you.

scan QR code

Step 9 – Success

You’ll receive a success message. Click continue, and make sure that the “When I log in” field is set to “Ask me to choose an authentication method.”

save settings

Step 10 – Done, you’re ready to use Duo!

You can add multiple devices to your Duo account. Just click the Settings button on the Duo prompt, then Add a New Device. You can register smart phones, cell phones, tablets and landline phones. We recommend adding two devices, so that in the event a user gets a new phone they will still be able to use Duo. Learn more about this, and more on our frequently asked questions page.