Duo enabled on DavisMail and Google Apps

Phishing attacks are a persistent threat to our campus community, particularly via email. In order to better protect students, IET has enabled Duo on DavisMail for all students, effective Oct. 22, 2021.

Duo multi-factor authentication was rolled out to students earlier this year on multiple services. With Duo now enabled on DavisMail, students accessing Google applications via a web browser, including DavisMail, will be required to use Duo when logging in.

Canvas has a Google integration providing the ability to submit assignments directly from Google Drive. Now, when a student attempts to use the Google integration they will be prompted for a Duo login.

Students who do not have a smartphone can use a token (a small piece of hardware that generates the authentication code). Tokens can be purchased from UC Davis Stores ($29.99 + tax). If a student needs financial assistance, they can request a token using this Aggie Compass Basic Needs form.

For more information, see the knowledge base article “Getting Started with Duo.” For help, contact the IT Express Service Desk at (530) 754-4357. They are open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.