The first time you attempt to log in to any Boston University service that requires two-factor authentication, such as BUworks, you will be redirected to a set-up page like this.

  1. Click Start Setup.
  2. Select an Authentication Method. One or more devices can be registered, or “enrolled,” to serve as the second factor when two-factor authentication is required while logging in:
    • Mobile phone: this can be a smart phone like an iPhone or Android, or a simple cell phone with basic features
    • Tablet: common examples include iPad models or Android devices like Nexus 7, Nexus 10, etc.
    • Landline: can be your office phone, home phone, etc.
    • U2F: Universal 2nd Factor device plugs into your USB port and when tapped or when the button is pressed it sends a signed response back to Duo to validate your login.