How to Generate Bypass Codes for Duo Authentication


Bypass codes allow you to authenticate with Duo if you do not have your phone or authentication device available. You can generate ten codes at once at These codes should be kept in a safe location and can only be used once. If you generate new codes, all old codes will become invalid.

How to generate bypass codes:

  1. Go to
  2. Click My Login. Enter your WVU Login credentials. You will be prompted to authenticate with Duo.
  3. After logging in, you'll see a page with your account details. Click the Generate Printable Bypass Codes link near the bottom of the page.
  4. You will be given ten codes. Each code may be used once.

How do I use bypass codes?

When you are prompted to authenticate with Duo, click Enter a Passcode. If you normally receive push requests to your device, you may need to select Cancel before this option is available. Once you've entered a passcode from your generated list, click Log In. We recommend crossing out used passcodes to keep track of which codes are no longer valid.

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