Quickstart: Protect your University account with 2FA.
Google Authenticator is the recommended method of generating your
2FA code. If you do not have a smartphone or tablet, you can use
other methods of receiving or creating your 2FA code.
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Prepare your device
- Go to the app store for your Android or iOS device. Download
and install the Google Authenticator app.
- A QR code scanner is required to set up Google Authenticator.
- Apple iOS devices have a native QR code scanner.
- If you are using an Android device, go to the Google Play
Store. Download and install a QR code reader.
Register for 2FA
Make sure you have your smartphone or tablet with you as
you follow the next steps.
- Use a computer connected to the internet to go to My UD Settings.
- On the Register for two-factor authentication page, select Google
Authenticator app as the primary method under the Method
for receiving authentication code section.
- Select Scan a QR Code as the
configuration method. A QR code will appear below.
- Use the QR scanning app on your smartphone or tablet to scan
the QR code. Follow the directions at the Google Authenticator
to finish the configuration.
- In addition to selecting a primary method for
generating or receiving your 2FA code, you are required
to provide backup communication methods for receiving a 2FA
code. This information is only used if your primary communication
method is not
- Go to the Scratch codes section.
Print the 10 one-time use 2FA codes to use in an
emergency or if you are traveling internationally.
- At the bottom of the page, click Finish & submit.
- If you are traveling or otherwise have limited internet
access, you can still use Google Authenticator since the app
works without internet access.
- 2FA codes are time-dependent. When selecting
backup communication methods, choose ones that you or a trusted
person can access within five minutes.
- Scratch codes are for emergency use when you
cannot access 2FA codes through other means. Scratch codes will
not expire, but each code can be used only one time.
Using codes from top to bottom and striking through used codes will avoid causing confusion.
- Changing your 2FA settings will generate
a notice sent to your UD email address.
- Not sure if you are enrolled in 2FA? Log in to My UD
Settings. Your 2FA status is listed under My
- 2FA is required for certain UD services for faculty
and employees and for Student Financial
forms. It will be required for all students by Jan. 3, 2018.