MFA: Set up Duo on an Android

How to setup and use DUO on an Android device

This was created using a Note4 and Android version: 4.4.4

MFA can be managed here

See video at the bottom of the page for step-by-step instructions for setup and access to MFA sites.

Can not access the bar code? click here

[Step 1]

Go to the PlayStore and search for DUO.

[Step 2]

Select Duo Mobile and install

[Step 3]

Choose Accept.

[Step 4]

Click on the DUO icon on your phone.  Install location depends on your device and slots for icons.

[Step 5]

Click Add Account.  Your device' camera will activate as you will need to scan the bar code that is on your screen.

[Step 6]

Scan the barcode that is on your screen.  Click Continue on the bottom of the web page.

a. To generate the barcode, please go to

b. Click on "Replace your existing phone or tablet with a new device"

c. Click on your cellphone number and then click on continue on the following page. The barcode will be located at the bottom of the page.

[Step 7]

Your account is now setup for use when you see Duke University with a key on the right.


If you need further assistance, contact your local IT support group/person

You can also contact your appropriate Service Desk:
University Users: OIT Service Desk - 919 684 2200
Duke Medicine Users: DHTS Service Desk - 919 684 2243



Article Number: KB0017891