Duo Security Two-Factor Authentication

Duo Security's two-factor authentication solution is now available to all CCA staff, faculty and students. We highly recommend that all CCA staff enroll in Duo two-factor authentication to protect sensitive CCA data and yourself from identity theft.

Enrolling is easy and can be done in a few minutes. Once enrolled, using the Duo Mobile app, keeping your account secure is as simple as a single tap on your phone.

To get started, follow these instructions to enroll in Duo.

What​ ​is two-factor authentication, and​ ​why​ ​do we need it?

Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to protect against remote attacks such as phishing, credential exploitation and other attempts to takeover your accounts. Two-factor authentication strengthens access security by requiring two methods (also referred to as factors) to verify your identity. These factors can include something you know - like a username and password, plus something you have - like a smartphone app to approve authentication requests.

For more information about two-factor authentication, we recommend watching the video below.

What​ is Duo Mobile?

Duo Mobile​ is Duo Security’s free app that allows you to quickly and easily approve a second-factor authentication request with one tap. With Duo Mobile​, there is no need to manually enter a second code. Just one tap to authenticate right on your mobile device.

If you choose, Duo two-factor authentication can also be used to protect your non-CCA accounts (e.g., bank accounts, paypal, etc).

How​ ​will Duo change my login experience?

When logging in to an application that is protected by Duo (such as Workday), you will still enter your username and password. ​After inputting your login information, you will be required to complete a method of second-factor authentication​. Duo does not replace or require you to change your username and password. Think of Duo as a layer of security added to your pre-existing login method.

This video demonstrates how the Duo mobile app is used to login with two-factor authentication enabled. ​


Questions? Please reach out to the Helpdesk with any questions about enrolling or using Duo.

▶ ​ 510.594.5010

▶ ​ helpdesk@cca.edu