Duo is one of the multi-factor authentication tools that the University uses to keep our systems safe and stay ahead of security threats. After you log in with your Onyen and password, Duo prompts you to authenticate using a second method, such as approving a push notification or entering a passcode sent via text.
Starting May 10, you will use a new Duo interface to authenticate. Duo’s updated web-based prompt has some changes in functionality in addition to its fresh look. Duo has made these updates as part of its efforts to increase overall accessibility and usability.
What is changing?
The new Duo prompt speeds up the authentication process by defaulting to the last authentication method you used (e.g., “Send me a Push,” “Call me”). Other changes include:
- Hosting the login prompt at Duo using a duosecurity.com URL. Previously, the authentication prompt displayed on a page with a unc.edu URL.
- Replacing the “Remember me for 12 hours” checkbox with a “Yes, trust browser” button that appears after authenticating.
- Showing all authentication options and devices you have configured for your account.
- Defaulting to the most recent authentication method. If your most recently used authentication method is a Duo Push, a Push notification will be sent automatically.
- Honoring browser default language preference and showing a translated page for some languages (e.g., French, German, Spanish, Japanese).
Current Duo Prompt
Updated Duo Prompt