Information Security

2-Step Verification With Duo

What is 2-Step Verification and Why do I Need it?

Passwords are increasingly less secure.  They can often be stolen, guessed or hacked, and you might not even know someone is accessing your account. 2-Step Verification adds a second layer of security to your CSU, Chico account, keeping your account secure even if your password is compromised. Verifying your identity using a second factor, such as your phone or other mobile device, prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if that other person knows your password.

CSU, Chico Logical Access and Security Audit findings (PDF)

How Does it Work?

How it Works

What to Expect

What Devices are Supported?

Duo Compatible Devices
  • iPhones & iPads
  • Android Phones
  • Windows Phones

Note: For best results use the most updated version of OS

Other Devices
  • Cell Phones
  • Landlines
  • Hardware Tokens (available for purchase)


For more information visit the ITSS Knowledge Base(opens in new window)