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Setup Duo Windows Logon Offline Access

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How to Setup Duo Windows Logon Offline Access

 

Once Duo Login is enabled you must use the smartphone app to complete your login. If Duo is unavailable (such as no internet access for example) you can use the offline mode to login.

This guide illustrates how to setup Duo offline access.

1-The first time you are logging into your PC with Duo you may need to enroll in offline access. This will allow you to log onto your PC if Duo is unavailable.

Choose “Duo Mobile Password” and then “Activate Now”.

2-You will then be presented with the following screen. Open the Duo app on your smartphone and tap the + in the top right. This will activate the camera on your device – put the QR code that is displayed inside your phone’s camera view:

3-Once you scan the QR code with the Duo mobile app you will be asked to enter a description. We recommend “office computer” or similar to help you describe your computer.

After entering a description tap “Save computer name” and then tap “Take me to my offline code”.

4-The Duo app will now display the current one-time code.

On your computer click the “Enter Offline Code” button.

Enter the code displayed in the Duo app in your PC then click “Activate Offline Logon”.

Your Windows PC should now logon normally.

You are now enrolled in Duo Windows Logon. Remember that one Duo Login is enabled you must use the smartphone app to complete your login.

If Duo is unavailable (such as no internet access for example) you can use the offline mode to login as shown in this guide. See our other Duo guides here.

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