Enabling 2-Step Verification for G Suite Accounts

Issue/Question

How do I set up 2-step verification for my G Suite account? 

Environment

  • Google G Suite

Cause

2-step verification is required for all WKU G Suite accounts and must be configured in order to access the account. 

Resolution

You must enable 2-step verification upon your first login to your G Suite account or else you will be locked out of signing back into the account. If you have been locked out of your account, please contact the ITS Service Desk.
  1. Sign into your G Suite account with your username and password. 
  2. Accept the terms and agreements to using the account when prompted. 
  3. Choose the option to enroll in the 2-Step verification
    Note: Do not select Do this later as this will cause your account to be locked. 
  4. Enter your phone number. 
  5. Select if you would like a text message or phone call. 
  6. Enter the code that is sent to you either via text or call. 
  7. Click Next
  8. Click Turn On to enable 2-step verification on your account to prevent being locked out. 

Details

Article ID: 3640
Created
Thu 9/10/20 10:41 AM
Modified
Thu 9/10/20 10:42 AM