Adding a Tablet to Your Duo Account

Duo is the two-factor authentication (2FA) service CSUF is using to secure login attempts to various campus services and applications. This article describes the steps needed to add a tablet to your Duo account; this will allow you to use the tablet to authenticate with Duo.

1. Install the Duo Mobile app on your iPad or Android tablet from either the Apple Store or Google Play. You will come back to this in step 9 below

2. Visit When adding an initial device you will need to be at your desk to answer your extension

Open up a web browser and go to,

3. Enter your username and password and click sign in sing in prompt

4. Click on Add a new device

add a new device

5. Click on Call me. You will receive a call on your office phone from Duo. Press 1 to continue

choose an authentication method

6. Select Tablet.

what type of device are you adding

7. Select the type of tablet you are adding. In this example we are using an iOS device

Also note that you can just as easily add an iPod Touch

what type of tablet are you adding

8. Click on I have Duo Mobile installed

Install Duo mobile for iOS

9. Open the Duo Mobile app on your iPad

At first launch the Duo Mobile app will ask for permission to send you Notifications; tap Allow. After tapping Add Account, Duo Mobile will ask for permission to access your camera; tap Allow.

welcome to duo mobile
activate duo mobile for ios

10. Duo Mobile is now activated. Please be sure your preferred device is selected as the default device. Click Save, now click on Continue to Login

duo devices settings

11. If you selected “Automatically send this device a Duo Push”, check your device now. Otherwise you will be presented with the following options below.

choose an authentication method

12. On your iPad tap Approve

Duo approve screen

13. When you see this screen you are done. You can sign out now. after sign in

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