List of 2FA Authentication Options

Once you have successfully enrolled in 2FA, you are able to use any of the following authentication options.

2nd Factor
Duo Mobile App for Smartphone Two Options for 2nd Factor:

  • Push – Login attempt sends a message to your smartphone. Push a button and you are in (network required)
  • Bypass Code – Generate a single use code & enter with your NetID and Patriot Pass Password (no network or data required)

Free download from device’s App Store for phone or tablet

Hard Token (Yubikey)
  • Hardware Token – Plug USB device into computer and when prompted, press button to auto-populate a passcode

Available at Patriot Tech for $35

Bypass Codes


Codes are free and one-time use only. Unused codes expire after one year. For instructions for generating and printing a list of codes, see How to Request a Bypass Code (Non-Emergency)


Smartphone with Duo App

Option 1

Push-Login attempt sends a message to your smartphone; push approve button

Option 2

One Time Passcode- Generate a single-use code; enter it into the 2FA login window. (Note: passcodes generated through the Duo Mobile app do not require you have data or wireless internet connection on your device.)

Yubikey (USB device for generating codes)

Plug it into the USB slot; press the button when prompted; a code will be auto-populated in the 2FA login window

Yubikeys are available for purchase at Patriot Tech and online retailers. All Yubikeys that support One-Time Password (OTP) authentication are compatible with Duo 2FA. A list of available Yubikeys is available on the Yubico website.

Bypass Codes

Generate a list of 10 one-time use Bypass Codes (OTP) via the 2FA Account Management Application

If you need assistance related to 2FA, contact the ITS Support Center.