Login Account & Duo Articles

Login is the system used to create accounts for all WVU staff, faculty and students. It gives each person a set of unique login credentials to access numerous University systems.

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of account security. It requires you to confirm your identity using your Login credentials and a personal device when trying to access secure WVU systems. At WVU, we use Duo Security.

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Login Account Articles

Learn how to claim your account, change your password, unlock your account and more.

Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Duo is the name of the software WVU uses for authentication of your login to secure services. It provides a second layer of security in addition to your Login password. You can ensure extra security for your account by confirming your identity in two ways – with something you KNOW and something you HAVE.

Duo two-factor authentication allows you to choose one of several methods to confirm your identity. The most popular method is a “push” notification to your smart phone, which pops up a message on your phone that you can touch to confirm you are currently requesting access to a WVU system. The Duo app is free to download and is available for Apple, Android and Windows devices. If you do not carry a cell phone, you can also purchase a token device that will allow you to authenticate at the touch of a button.

Watch the Two-Factor Authentication introduction video to learn more about the enrollment and setup process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DF31LOnIzw&fea...