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Generating Bypass Codes for Duo (MFA) Login

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Overview

Bypass codes generated in advance can be used if you forget or don’t have access to your registered device for a short time frame. You will use the bypass code to authenticate with Duo.

Generate Bypass Codes

First, go to netid.siu.edu and log in using your SIU login info. When the screen below comes up, click on “Send Me a Push“or your preferred method.

Duo Authentication Selection Prompt
Duo Authentication Selection Prompt

This will bring up a notification on your phone. Click “Approve” and your login will automatically complete.

Duo Approval Screen

When you get logged  in, you want to make sure you click on the “My Profile Tab” (1), and then click on the “Duo Security” (2) tab beneath it. The screen should look like the one below once you click those tabs.

Netid Screen
Netid Screen

Once you are here, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on “Generate Random Codes“.

Generate Bypass Codes from netid
Generate Bypass Codes from netid

This will bring up 5 ovals (shown below with the blue arrow). Inside these ovals will be numerical codes that you can save for use if you don’t have access to your phone for login. Each code is available for 1 year, and may only be used one time. Please store the codes in a safe place.

Bypass Codes Generated
Bypass Codes Generated

Using a Bypass Code

The codes are for use in this screen (below). Just click on “Enter a Passcode” and you can use one of the codes received from above.

Duo Authentication Selection Prompt
Duo Authentication Selection Prompt

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