UM Today UM Today University of Manitoba UM Today UM Today UM Today
News from
Information Services and Technology
UM Today Network

Do the Duo to win an iPhone 13 and more!

Start using Duo multi-factor authentication today to be eligible to win

January 28, 2022 — 

The university is encouraging all currently enrolled students, staff and faculty to use our multi-factor authentication (MFA) tool, Duo, to access all MFA-protected systems and services.

Information Services and Technology (IST) will be applying MFA to Microsoft 365, UM Intranet, UM Zoom, VPN and other services and applications this year. Using Duo helps protect these systems and your data from cyber fraud attempts because it requires you to verify your identity after entering your password.

According to, 99.9% of compromised accounts did not use multi-factor authentication (MFA).

To help you get started with MFA and Duo, we are challenging you to ‘Do the Duo.’

How do I Do the Duo?

Get started using Duo in just two steps:

  1. Opt-in to MFA using the online form.
  2. Enrol your phone or mobile device in Duo.

Please note that once you have opted into using MFA, you will be asked to verify your identity with a second factor (Duo) for all MFA-protected systems and services at the university.

If after enrolling in MFA you cannot send or receive email from any of your devices, or you are continually prompted to enter your login information when trying to access your email on any of your devices,  you will need to remove and re-add your email account.

Win great prizes!

Starting this week, everyone using Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be eligible to win some great prizes in weekly draws! If you are already enrolled Duo MFA, your name will be automatically entered in all prize draws.

Prizes include:

  • Weekly draws for $25 UM BookStore gift cards
  • Early bird draw for a Dell Latitude notebook
  • Grand prize draws for an iPad 9 and iPhone 13

The first draw is on February 4, and the list of winners will be published in UM Today weekly.  For more information about the Do the Duo Challenge, visit


, ,

© University of Manitoba • Winnipeg, Manitoba • Canada • R3T 2N2

Emergency: 204-474-9341