IS&T provides access to Duo, a two-factor authentication application that leverages landlines and smartphones as an "Approve" or "Deny" system to identify users. Duo is a self service web application that is being used for Touchstone-enabled web applications at MIT.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates

Integration with other applications is available as well.

Benefits and key features

  • Two-factor authentication is an effective and increasingly common way of safeguarding against security attacks, particularly related to financial data.
  • Protect your MIT identity and make sure no one else can act on your behalf, even if your password has been compromised.
  • Duo authentication can be enabled as a requirement for Touchstone logins.
  • Learn more.


Getting started

Installing the Duo Security application on your personal mobile device does not grant MIT control of your device. 

Important: IS&T strongly recommends that you register a backup device for 2-factor authentication. If something happens to your phone, you'll need another way to authenticate. If you do not have another device, you can request a USB hardware token (YubiKey) to generate one time passcodes for use with Duo.