Note that the easiest method of setting up Google Authenticator
on your smartphone or mobile device requires that your device have a QR Code
scanner (e.g., QR reader included in iOS or QR Reader for iPhone,
Barcode Scanner for Android, etc. [More information
- Download and install the Google Authenticator
app from either the Google Play (Android) or App Store (Apple iOS devices) on your mobile device.
is available for Android and iOS smartphones, devices, and tablets--even iPod
- Using a Web browser on a computer, go to the My UD
If you have not yet
enrolled in 2FA, you must do so at the My UD Settings page before you can set up Google Authenticator.
Scroll down the page to the Primary method for receiving
authentication code section. Click the radio button
next to Google Authenticator app.
- Scroll down the page to the Google Authenticator
app section. Click the radio button next to
Scan a QR code.
Leave the Web page open on your computer and pick up your
mobile phone or device.
Open Google Authenticator on your mobile phone or device. Tap
Begin setup at the bottom of the screen.
On the next screen, tap Scan a barcode.
Point your mobile phone or device's main camera (back of the
case) at the QR code displayed on your computer (from step 5
When you see a screen on your phone or device like the one below,
Google Authenticator is ready for you to use.
In fact, you can use the code it displays as your second
password, as your 2FA code.
Note that Google Authenticator requires a
network connection only
while you are
configuring it for use. Once it is installed and configured on
your device, it does not
require Wi-Fi or cell service
to generate a 2FA code.