2-Step Verification Turn On

How It Protects You! An extra layer of security
  • Most people only have one layer – their password – to protect their account. With 2-Step Verification, if a bad guy hacks through your password layer, he'll still need your phone or Security Key to get into your account.
With 2-Step Verification, you'll protect your account with something you know (your password) and something you have (your phone or Security Key).

Verification codes made just for you
Codes are uniquely crafted for your account when you need them. If you choose to use verification codes, they will be sent to your phone via text, voice call, or our mobile app. Each code can only be used once. See Features to learn about backup options for times when your phone is not available.

Turn on 2-Step VerificationWhen you enable 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication), you add an extra layer of security to your account. You sign in with something you know (your password) and something you have (a code sent to your phone).
Set up 2-Step Verification
  • Go to the 2-Step Verification page. You might have to sign in to your Google Account.
  • Select Get started.
  • Follow the step-by-step setup process.
  • Once you're finished, you'll be taken to the 2-Step Verification settings page. Review your settings and add multiple verification methods. The next time you sign in, you'll receive a text message with a verification code. You also have the option of using a Security Key for 2-Step Verification.

    Click on GET STARTED

    Log into your account.
    • We highly recommend that you turn on 2-step for your personal accounts as well.

    Type in the phone number you’d like to use to receive the authentication code.
    You can receive the code as a text message (to a cell phone) or receive a voicemail to either a cell or other phone (like your school voicemail box).

    Google will send you the code (via voice or text). Verify it is working.
    If you’d like to make a change to how you receive, click on the back button and choose another option.

    Once you’ve verified it is working - Click-on the TURN ON link to confirm.

    This is not required, but for some, this might be of use. Click on the Links below each one to setup or learn more. Please note that our current support structure is focused on the text and voicemail methods. If you are interested in these other options, you can call the HELP desk and we can discuss the methods with you.

    You will receive a verification email with links to managing your process.

    When you sign in to a new device, google will prompt you for the security code. Retrieve the code (or accept the google app prompt). This code will be good on the device for 30-days. After 30-days, the 2-step verification process will again prompt you to verify this device. NOTE: Select the checkbox to remember this computer.

    Creation date: 11/16/2018 3:38 PM ()      Updated: 11/16/2018 3:38 PM ()