Skip to main content

Duo Security Setup Instructions

For assistance contact

Step One: Getting Started

Login on a desktop or Chromebook device. Navigate to and login with your Employee Portal credentials. You will then see ‘Welcome to Duo Security’. 

Click Next and you will see a few interesting facts on account security.

Welcome to Duo Security Lets set up an account to protect your identity Next

Step Two: Choose Verification Method

Select the Duo Mobile option.

Select an Option

Step Three: Add Phone Number

Enter your mobile phone number, and then click Add phone number.

Enter your phone number

Confirm that your phone number was entered it correctly and click Yes, it's correct to continue (or No, change it to go back and enter the number again).

Yes its correct

Step Four: Download Duo Mobile app

Download and install Duo Mobile on your phone from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Once you have Duo Mobile installed click Next.

Duo app

Hold your mobile device up to your desktop or Chromebook with the QR code showing on-screen to have the app scan it.

Scan the QR code

When you receive confirmation that Duo Mobile was added click Continue, then click Log in with Duo. 

Setup complete

Step Five: Complete Log in  

Check your mobile device for a Duo Push notification, then tap Approve to log in to the application.

Duo Push notification

Congratulations, you have completed the setup for DUO authentication! 

View Detailed Instruction Guide >> 

Cisco DUO

Senior Reveal

Two-Factor Authentication

The Toms River School District is implementing two-factor authentication to keep user accounts secure and is a requirement for the district to obtain cyber insurance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password. You may already be using two-factor authentication in your personal life such as when a bank sends you a text message with a code you need to enter. Once you've enrolled in Duo you're ready to go. You'll login as usual with your username and password, and then use your device to verify that it's you.

Passwords are increasingly easy to compromise. They can often be stolen, guessed, or hacked — you might not even know someone is accessing your account. Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security, keeping your account secure even if your password is compromised. With Duo Push, you'll be alerted right away (on your phone) if someone is trying to log in as you. This second factor of authentication is separate and independent from your username and password — Neither Duo or the school district ever sees your password.

All district employees can connect their phone to the school’s wireless network. Under the Wi-Fi settings of your phone, look for the TR_Schools_Wireless network. When prompted for credentials, enter your district Google username and password. This will help ensure your phone can receive Duo Push notifications.
The first application the district has set up to work with Duo is the Employee Portal. Follow the one-time step by step instructions starting on the next page. Over the coming weeks we will be adding two-factor protection to more applications such as the Genesis Student System and district Google accounts. Each new roll out will be preceded by information on how to add it to Duo and when it will take effect. As always, the Technology Department is available to assist you with any issues.