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 have a new SIM card.
If You Do Not Have a Smartphone
While you can use the printable codes from MyAccount, you should also pick up a token from the IT Service Center. A token is a keychain-sized device that generates one-time use codes when you press a button. It also does not require any wifi or data connectivity. It looks like this:
For more information about how the tokens work, see Use Two-Step Verification with a Token
If You Have an International Number
You can register for Brown's Two-Step Verification with an international number.
It should be entered with a + in front of the country code. For example, a German number may look like this: