What is 2-Step Verification?
It is an extra layer of security
Most people only have one layer – their password – to protect their account. With 2-Step Verification, if a person hacks through your password layer, they'll still need your phone or Security Key to get into your account.
Signing in to your account will work a little differently
Whenever you sign in to Google, you'll enter your password as usual.
A code will then be sent to your phone by a text, a voice call, or through Google's Mobile Authentication app.
How do I enable this?
While you are currently logged into your Lakehead email in another tab, you can click this link to initiate the process in enabling this feature!
Keep sign-in simple
During sign-in, you can choose not to use 2-Step Verification again on that particular computer. From then on, that computer will only ask for your password and not the new additional step.
You'll still be covered. When you or anyone else tries to sign in to your account from another computer, 2-Step Verification will be required.
Get codes via text message
Google can send verification codes to your cell phone via text message. Your carrier's standard messaging rates may apply.
Backup phone numbers
Add backup phone numbers so Google has another way to send you verification codes in case your main phone is unavailable.
Want a phone call instead?
Google can call your cell or landline phone with your verification code.
You can print or download one-time use backup codes for times when your phones are unavailable, such as when you travel.
No connection, no problem
The Google Authenticator app for Android, iPhone, or BlackBerry can generate verification codes. It even works when your device has no phone or data connectivity.
Register your computers
During sign-in, you can choose not to use 2-Step Verification again on your computer. We'll still ask for codes or Security Key on other computers.