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Two-Step Login with UC San Diego Health, UCOP and Other Institutions

Find out what you need to know if you use Duo for a two-step login process at UC San Diego Health or other institutions.

You may already use Duo to complete a two-step login procedure at another institution. Such situations include:

  • Faculty with appointments at multiple institutions.
  • UC San Diego personnel accessing UC Office of the President systems protected by UCOP SSO or active directory, including files and systems related to our local implementation of UCPath.
  • UC San Diego Health personnel and medical and pharmacy students who also need to use campus systems. Due to licensing structures and privacy rules, the UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health instances of Duo function independently of each other. Read more about using Duo at UC San Diego Health.
  • You will separately manage your devices and preferences through each institution’s interface, but you only need to download the Duo app once. See the example below.

Example: Medical & Pharmacy School Students

  • Register with both instances of Duo:
  • You won't need to download the Duo app a second time, if you've already done so. Once you've registered, you'll see both instances within the app, like this:


For more information, contact or (858) 246-4357.