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How To - 2-Step Verification

    What is 2-Step Verification?

2-Step Verification helps protect your account from unauthorized access due to a compromised password. Even if your password is cracked, guessed, or otherwise stolen, an attacker can't sign in without a verification code, which only you can obtain via your own mobile phone.

When you enable 2-Step Verification, 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).

2-Step Verification (more generally called multi-factor authentication) is available for other platforms as well that contain your sensitive data such as AppleMicrosoftFacebook etc.

    You can learn more about Google 2-Step Verification here.

    You can see how to enable 2-Step Verification for a Google account here.



When do I need to enter a verification code? Do I need to enter the code every time I sign in?

You need to enter a new code every 30 days or after deleting your web browser's cookies. On the sign in page click the option to "Remember verification for your computer" on your computer, and you won't have to re-enter your code for 30 days. Do not select this option for a public computer, such as a shared computer in an Internet cafe.

The verification code is used only to sign in to your Google Apps account and not any other of our company's applications.

Will my password change?

No, your password stays the same.

What if I don't have my mobile phone when I need to sign in or I have trouble with the codes?

During the setup process, you will receive codes that you can write down and use when you don't have your phone. You can learn more about using backup codes here. Otherwise, you can contact IT Support, who can temporarily disable 2-Step Verification for your account.