Using a Swipe Card Reader: Possible?


Has anyone used a card reader and ID card to integrate an existing card system as “something you have” token for Duo?

Scenario: university and faculty who need to use Duo in classrooms, labs, etc. There is no phone in classrooms, resistance to using personal cell phones, and fobs or USB devices would be logistcally impractical. Since all faculty already have university ID cards, we were wondering if that could be used to “swipe in.”


Hey Michael,
Sorry it took so long for someone to get back to you. If you’re looking to use a card reader to unlock workstations, this KB article about Windows Logon may be helpful: If you’re looking to use cards at the Duo Prompt or for other applications, that is not supported at this time.


Thanks. Very useful and pertinent. Appreciate it.