Logging In Duo and Cisco AnyConnect Client

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A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses primarily public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or traveling users access to a central organizational network.

Logging In Duo and Cisco AnyConnect Client

You'll see a “Second Password” field when using Cisco AnyConnect client.

Use the "Second Password" field to tell Duo how you want to authenticate. Here's how:

A passcode Log in using a passcode, either generated with Duo Mobile, sent via SMS, generated by your hardware token, or provided by an administrator.
Examples: "123456" or "1456789"
push Push a login request to your phone (if you have Duo Mobile installed and activated on your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry device). Just review the request and tap "Approve" to log in.
phone Authenticate via phone callback.
sms Get a new batch of SMS passcodes.
Your login attempt will fail — log in again with one of your new passcodes.

You can also add a number to the end of these factor names if you have more than one device registered. For example, push2 will send a login request to your second phone, phone3 will call your third phone, etc.


To send a Duo Push request to your primary phone, type:


To send a Duo Push request to your secondary phone, type:


To use the passcode "123456", type:


To send new SMS passcodes to your second phone, type: