AD Sync overwrites existing DUO admins?


Looking over the documentation for “Synchronizing Users from Active Directory”, there’s a warning about syncing over accounts with the same name. Our DUO admins were already enrolled beforehand. Is there a possibility of locking out the admins, and what are recommended best practices for DUO admins in conjunction with AD sync?


Hi pfftnah, if you are referring to Duo Administrators (the ones listed in your Admin Panel at, they are separate from Duo Users–even Administrators that have the same email as a User. Duo Administrators will not be overwritten by synchronized user information.

More info on the differences between Duo Administrators and Users is in this article: