Connecting a New Phone to Duo Mobile for the GVSU VPN


Download and install the Duo Mobile app on your device.

Android App

Duo Mobile Google Play Store

iOS App

Duo Mobile iOS App Store


If you are ON campus, proceed to Step #3.


If you are OFF campus you’ll need to connect to the VPN via Pulse Secure.*

  • When prompted by Pulse Secure for your Secondary Password, enter SMS and hit enter. Pulse Secure will display an error message (which you can ignore) and you'll receive a text message from Duo with a code.
  • Enter the text message’s verification code as your Secondary Password and the VPN should connect within a few seconds.

*If you are off campus AND your phone number has changed, this will not work. Please contact the IT Service Desk at (616) 331-2101 or to update your DUO Security contact info.


Navigate to and sign in with your GVSU credentials.


Click the “Request Access” button under “DUO Multi-Factor Authentication for VPN”, as shown here:

Duo Dashboard


Select your phone’s platform and make sure the phone number is correct, then click “Submit”. This will send a text message to your new phone.


Tap on the link in the text message to open it with the Duo Mobile app. This will connect the app to the GVSU authentication system and you’ll be all set.