2-Step Tips and Best Practices

2-Step Tips and Best Practices

Do the Push!

It’s the easiest 2-Step verification method! Just set up your smartphone. The next time you log into CAS and get to the second step verification screen, select Send Me a Push. You will receive a notification on your phone.  All you need to do is to tap on that notification, approve and you’re in! 

Why is Push the best? Check out this informative fact sheet from Duo -- you'll agree with us, Push is the way to go!

Enroll More Than One Device

Yes, you can and should enroll more than one device. When you get to your second step verification, you can choose which device to use.  We recommend enrolling every device you can, and try using them all to see what feels most comfortable for you.

Have Your Backup Passcodes Ready

What if you left your phone (or other verification device) at home? If you have backup passcodes, you can still log in. We recommend printing backup passcodes and storing them in a secure location as soon as you set up 2-Step. Get your passcodes from CalNet Account Manager. Go here to find out how. 

Remember Me for 30 Days

If you don’t want to do the second step verification each time you log in, you can have 2-Step remember you for 30 days on a specific computer and web browser. How? The next time you get prompted to do the 2-Step, check the "Remember Me for 30 Days" checkbox before you complete the 2-Step.  Remember Me is a web browser cookie, so it applies only to the computer and browser that you are currently working in -- if you check the box on your work computer, your home computer won't remember you. You can check Remember Me on any computer that you use regularly and that you trust. Don't click Remember Me on a public or shared computer!

Traveling Internationally?

Be prepared before you travel! Check out this handy guide to get you started.

Use Duo for Other Accounts!

Now that you've set up 2-Step, you can use Duo to add the security of 2-factor authentication to other important accounts -- such as your Amazon, Coinbase app, or bank accounts. In general, you would log in to the service you want to use Duo with, find the Advanced Security Settings, and then enable 2FA, or 2-factor authentication using the same method of scanning a QR code that we used to set up 2-Step for CalNet. Check out this blog post on how to use Duo for your Amazon account.