Duo Security

Enroll in Duo to keep your NC State accounts safe.



Before You Begin
Enroll In Duo
Add and Manage Your Devices


Duo Security adds Two-Factor Authentication to services that facilitate login for unity account holders, most notably Google Workspace, MyPack Portal, WolfWare and many others.

When you activate Duo, you will be required to log in with both your password and an additional security measure, such as a code delivered via text or mobile app; security key; or a push (or pop-up) notification on your smartphone.

Before You Begin

  • Faculty, staff, students, retirees, no-pays, affiliates and other unity account holders are required to enroll in Duo to enhance the security of your account at NC State.
  • Review the setup process and be prepared to complete the process in its entirety. For a smoother enrollment process, download the free Duo Mobile App from your app store before beginning.
    • For iOS and Android:
      • Launch your app store and search for “Duo Mobile.”
      • Follow the instructions to download and install the app.
  • Have your mobile phone, tablet, or security key with you.
    • Your phone must be able to receive SMS text messages.
    • For more information on security keys, visit What is a security key?
  • If you are using a smartphone or tablet, make sure you know how to install apps and have enough free space. 

Enroll in Duo

You must have at least one device (mobile phone, tablet or security key) to begin. 

If you are not already enrolled in Duo:

  1. Go to the Duo Enrollment and Device Management page.
  2. Log in with your NC State Unity ID and password.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the enrollment process.
  4. NC State encourages use of the Duo mobile app as your primary authentication method for consistent reliability.

Add & Manage Your Devices

After you have enrolled your first device, you can add more devices and manage your existing devices. In the event that you lose or misplace your primary authentication method, refer to the 2FA Bypass Code Tool for temporary bypass codes.

To add or manage devices:

  1. Go to Duo Enrollment and Device Management.
  2. Log in with your NC State Unity ID and password and add your devices.