Multifactor Authentication

DUO Security Self-Service Enrollment Process
Multifactor Authentication


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Step 1:

(If you have already claimed your account, skip this step and proceed directly to Step 2.)

  1. Navigate to https://myaccount.sc.edu and select Account Claiming.  For detailed instructions on claiming your account, please visit the following web page:  https://www.uscb.edu/information-technology/manage-uscb-accounts.html

    Account Management Page
  2. Fill in the fields with the appropriate information Account Management Page.

    Account Setup Page

Tip: When setting up your security questions in myaccount.sc.edu, please ensure you select questions and answers that cannot be found on social networks.

Step 2:

Choose the verification method that works for you:

  1. Smart Phone Enrollment (if you have a smart phone, this is the preferred method)
  2. Traditional cell phone and landline
  3. Hardware Token

Smart Phone Enrollment

DUO 's self-enrollment process makes it easy to register your device and install the DUO Mobile application on your smartphone or tablet.

  1. If you haven’t already done so, set up your security questions in https://myaccount.sc.edu per the instructions in Step 1 of this document.
  2. On your computer, go to https://myaccount.sc.edu. Select update account settings, log in with your USC Network ID and password.

    Account Settings Page
  3. You will be prompted to answer one of the security questions you previously set up.

    Validate Security Question
  4. Press the Submit button
  5. On the next screen select Multi-Factor and enter the phone number of the device you would like to enroll and select whether this is a landline or mobile phone.

    User Account Page
  6. If a mobile phone, select your smartphone’s operating system type from the drop down menu.
  7. Click the Submit button to enroll it.

    MultiFactor Setup Page
  8. If you have enrolled a smartphone, a QR barcode will be displayed. You will need this QR code to activate your smartphone for DUO after installing the app (screenshot below).

    MultFactor Authentication Page 

Already have Duo Mobile Installed?

It you have the Duo Mobile application installed on your device, you can activate this device using one of the following.

  • Open this link on your device
  • Scan this image with the DuoPush Application on your device:

    It you have the Duo Mobile application installed on your device,, Scan this image with the DuoPush Application on your device:

Installation and Activation of DUO mobile on a smartphone or Tablet

On your smartphone or tablet, install the DUO application by searching for "DUO Mobile" in the Apple App store, Google Play Store or other vendor's software repositories.

  1. To activate DUO mobile, tap the + button in the top right of your screen and scan the barcode from your computer screen (not the example barcodes above, or below).

    To activate DUO mobile, tap the + button in the top right of your screen and scan the barcode
  2. Hit the Continue button after scanning the barcode.
  3. To test that multi-factor authentication is working properly; select the Test Authentication button on your computer screen.
    1. Log in with your USC Network ID and password
    2. Select your configured device from the drop down menu, choose an authentication method ("DUO push" is recommended), then select the Log in button.

       Test MultiFactor

Using DUO with traditional cell phones and landlines

Please refer to the DUO help page at http://guide.DUOsecurity.com/other-phones

Using DUO with a Hardware Token

Please refer to the DUO help page at http://guide.DUOsecurity.com/tokens