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Duo Security: Changing Your Default Duo Security Authentication Mechanism

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Please follow these steps to change your default authentication mechanism for Duo Security:

1. Bring up or log into any Duo Security protected application that displays the Duo Security authentication screen pictured below:
Log into Duo

2. Click My Settings & Devices.
My Settings and Devices

NOTE: When selecting this option, you will be asked to Duo Authenticate.

3. After authenticating, scroll to the bottom of the two-factor authentication dialog.

4. Select a Default Device from available devices in the drop-down menu. If you do not have an alternate device, you will not see a drop-down list menu. By default, tokens are not allowed to be a default device.

Default Device

4. After selecting the default device, you can then select what should happen when you log in. Typical options include:

  • Ask me to choose an authentication method
  • *Automatically send this device a Duo Push
  • *Automatically call this device

NOTE: Depending on the type of device, some options may not apply for starred options.

Auto send this device a Duo Push

5. Click Save after you chose your desired Default Device.

NOTE: The "Save" button will turn to "Saved" once complete.

5. Click Back to Login to continue logging in after desired changes are made.
Back to Login