How to Enroll in 2FA with a U.S. Phone Number (Smartphone App)

Step 1

On your smartphone, go to the App Store and download the Duo Mobile app by Duo Security. The app is used to confirm your identity when connecting to any 2FA-enabled application or service.

Step 2

In a web browser, go to 2fa.gmu.edu. Click 2FA Account Login in the top right.

Step 3

Log in with your Mason NetID and Patriot Pass Password.

 

Step 4

Within the Account Management Site, you will be asked for your consent for Mason to collect information for the purpose of signing up for Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Check the box I Accept and click Continue.

Step 5

Begin the enrollment process by selecting the phone number of your device and click Next. You must be able to answer a call to complete enrollment.

Note: If your phone number is not listed, please complete and submit the Form to Update Your Phone Number for 2FA Enrollment located at hr.gmu.edu/forms. After this form has been processed (within one business day), please return to begin the 2FA sign up process again.

Step 6

Confirm the phone number you selected, click OK.

Duo 2FA Phone Information Screen

Step 7

Click the green Call Me button.

Step 8

The phone number you selected previously will ring.

Note: If you miss the call it will attempt to call you up to six times.

Step 9

When you answer the call, it will ask you to acknowledge the call. Press 1 when prompted.

Step 10

Select your phone type from the list (i.e., if you are enrolling an iPhone select iPhone and for an Android select Android). Then click Enroll Device.

Step 11

Open the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone and click + or Add Account.

Note: When configuring the app, allowing or enabling notifications improves your ability to authenticate using Duo Mobile.

Step 12

Scan the activation QR code to activate your device. Click Continue.

 

Step 13

When prompted enter an alternate email address and click Save and Continue. The alternate email address cannot be your Mason email.

Note: This alternate email address is used if you need an Emergency Bypass Code, if you do not enter an alternate email address it will make the process harder to get back into 2FA.

Step 14

Your initial enrollment is complete. The Enrollment Confirmation page will open. To enroll additional devices or manage other account information click OK. For additional instructions see How to Enroll Additional 2FA Devices and the List of 2FA Authentication Options.

Step 15

Click Logout to exit the Account Management application.