How Do I Enroll in Two-Step Verification?

Note: You will be required to enroll your PennKey and Google@SEAS accounts in Two-Step Verification. Each process is different and explained in the instructions below.

If you are unable to sign into Google@SEAS because you don't meet the Two-Step Verification policy, visit the Google@SEAS Account Management page for further instructions.

What is Two-Step Verification?

Two-Step Verification (2SV) provides an added layer of protection when accessing web sites and applications. After you log in with your password, you'll use a device in your possession to verify your identity. With Two-Step, your data is protected, even if your password is compromised. CETS recommends that you enable Two-Step Verification (or two factor authentication, also known as 2FA) whenever it is an option.

How do I enroll my PennKey in Two-Step Verification?

All Penn faculty, staff and students are required to use Two-Step Verification to access PennKey-protected web resources and when using a PennKey password for SSH authentication on SEAS systems.

To enroll your PennKey in Two-Step and manage your settings, visit:

CETS has prepared a step-by-step guide illustrating the enrollment process:

See these articles for more information on PennKey Two-Step:

How do I enroll my Google@SEAS account in Two-Step Verification?

Visit this page and click on the Get Started button to protect your account with 2-Step Verification:

How do I enroll if I am unable to sign into Google@SEAS?

If you are unable to sign into Google@SEAS because you don't meet the Two-Step Verification policy, visit the Google@SEAS Account Management page for further instructions.

Do I need to enroll my Google@SEAS activity accounts in Two-Step Verification?

If you are the sole user that logs into a Google@SEAS activity account, please configure Two-Step Verification for it. If multiple users need to access the account's email or files, please contact CETS for further assistance. Alternatives are now available that simplify collaboration and eliminate the need for activity accounts.

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