Traveling? Here's what you need to know about Two-Step Verification.
Members of the Brown community are already accessing Brown services from locations worldwide, now protected by Two-Step Verification! Here are some tips to ensure you'll be able to log into important services seamlessly when you're on the road.
If You Have a Smartphone
A smartphone can be used to verify your login while traveling even if you do not have a data or internet connection. Here's how:
- Open the Duo Mobile app
- Click the key icon next to your Brown account
- The displayed code is a one-time use code that you can use as a passcode when prompted by Two-Step.
- Again, this does NOT require any data or connectivity, it can be done when your phone is offline.
- If you change your SIM card to an international SIM, this method of using two-step will continue to work without additional setup. However, other methods (like texting or phone call) will understandably stop working if you switch your SIM.
If you have a smartphone but never installed the app (get calls only), here's how to activate the app.
If You Do Not Have a Smartphone
You can use the printable codes from MyAccount.
If You Have an International Number
You can add an international number to your Two-Step Verification settings. Here are instructions for adding a number.
It should be entered with a + in front of the country code. For example, a German number may look like this:
This article is also available in our knowledgebase: Use Two-Step Verification When Traveling
View all Two-Step Tips at brown.edu/go/twosteptips