Getting Started with Google 2-Step Verification


Learn about Google 2-Step Verification, UAH's MFA solution for Google Workspace.



Google 2-Step Verification is UAH's solution for multi-factor authentication (MFA) when logging in to Google Workspace services.

All current UAH students, faculty, and staff are required to authenticate with Google 2-Step Verification when accessing Mail, Drive, Calendar, and other Google apps.

Please note that Google 2SV is similar to but separate from Duo, which is UAH's MFA solution for Single Sign-On services.

Get Started With Google 2SV

New student and employee accounts are given a grace period before being required to set up Google 2SV. If Google 2SV is not set up before the end of this grace period, users will be unable to access their account. Learn what to do if you're locked out.

Follow the steps below to set up Google 2-Step Verification,

  1. Sign into your UAH Google account at

  2. Click Security in the navigation menu
    screenshot of the Google Account homepage

  3. Scroll down to the How you sign in to Google section and click 2-Step Verification
    screenshot of Google Account Security tab

  4. Click Get Started and follow the prompts to finish set up

Help! I'm locked out of my account!

If you receive an error stating "Your sign-in settings don't meet your organisation's 2-Step Verification policy" after logging into your UAH Google account, this means that your window for setting up Google 2-Step Verification has already closed. In this case, you'll need to contact the OIT Help Desk to receive a backup code.

After logging in using a backup code from the OIT Help Desk, you may be automatically prompted to enroll in Google 2-Step Verification. If not, follow the steps above complete enrollment.

Still Need Help?

If you need help completing these steps or experience an issue along the way, please contact the OIT Help Desk.



Article ID: 134997
Fri 10/22/21 1:14 PM
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