SSO Login and Duo Security MFA for Google Workspace

Beginning in the Fall 2021 Semester, Rice will be utilizing SSO and Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) to protect our Google Workspace environment. Affected services include Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, and Photos.

Step 1:  If you have not already done so, enroll your mobile device in Duo. The KB article for that process can be found here: Duo Enrollment Guide (


Step 2.  Sign into the Google Workspace resource that you want to access using your identity. If you have not logged into Google Workspace before, this KB article can get you started: Google Workspace for Education (


Step 3. You will be redirected to the Rice SSO site. Please provide your NetID and password and hit the Login button.


Step 4.  A prompt will appear notifying you to authenticate with Duo. You can elect to receive a push message or phone call, or you can use the Duo app to generate a 6-digit code. Push is the preferred method.

Step 5. Within a few seconds, you will receive a push notification to your enrolled device. Select “Approve” to complete the process.

You should now have access to your Google Workspace resource.

See Also:

Core Apps vs. Consumer Apps: Google application that are included in Google Workspace

Access Applications in Google Workspace: How to access any Core App

Access Rice Google Mail: Utilize Rice Google Mail account

Keywords:SSO Duo MFA Multi-factor Google Workspace two factor authentication   Doc ID:113634
Owner:Chris B.Group:Rice University
Created:2021-09-10 14:12 CDTUpdated:2021-10-26 16:03 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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