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Duo: Logging into Esther

Duo is a security authentication tool that adds an additional layer of protection to online accounts. This document provides instructions for logging into Esther with your NetID and password with Duo.

What is Duo?

Duo is a tool used to improve security by using two-factor authentication (2FA), also called multi-factor authentication (MFA). Individuals are required to verify their identity by sharing something they know (i.e. userid and password) along with something they have (i.e. smartphone, tablet, landline telephone). This type of authentication protects Rice systems against cyber attacks. Duo helps protect against phishing, social engineering and password brute-force attacks and secures your logins from attackers exploiting weak or stolen credentials.

Once you have enrolled in Duo security, you can use it to securely access many campus systems, including Esther. Students use Esther to register for classes and view academic records. Faculty view course rosters and conduct other course-related processes on Esther. See also: Esther FAQ from Office of the Registrar.

Step 1. Enroll in Duo

If you have previously set up Duo, skip to step 2.

Please follow the steps in the Duo: Enrollment Guide
Learn more about Duo in Duo: Complete Guide to Duo

Step 2. Login to Esther

After you are set up to use Duo, go to:  https://esther.rice.edu

On the login screen, enter your NetID and password and select the Login button.

Esther login screen with fields for NetID and password

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.

Choose authentication: Send me a push, Call me, or Enter a Passcode

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

Notification from Duo. Select Approve.

You should now be logged into your Esther account.

Need help?

Contact the OIT Help Desk.

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Keywords:Duo mobile security multi-factor 2FA manage accounts SSO authentciation two factor SSO single sign on Esther   Doc ID:98080
Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2020-02-19 09:20 CSTUpdated:2022-08-22 12:45 CST
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