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Turn on Google's 2-Step Verification

This article applies to: Cornell G Suite for Students


Starting June 15, 2021, you will log in to G Suite using Cornell's sign on rather than Google's sign on. Because of this change, you will no longer have access to Google 2-Step Verification. Students, faculty, and employee G Suite users will instead authenticate using Two-Step Login. Alumni G Suite users who would like two-factor authentication to protect their G Suite accounts can also enroll by following the steps at Get Started with Two-Step Login.

The IT Security Office strongly recommends that you turn on Google's 2-Step Verification for all Google activities, including G Suite. It is required for faculty and staff, but optional for student accounts. Two factor authentication greatly enhances your account's security. 

Google's 2-Step Verification is separate from Cornell's Two-Step Authentication, which you may be using elsewhere.

  1. Log into your G Suite account.
  2. In the Gmail toolbar, click Google apps (the nine-dot icon), then select Account.
  3. In the left navigation column, click Security.
  4. In the Signing in to Google section, click 2-Step Verification.
  5. Click Get started.
  6. Follow the steps on the screen.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:42pm

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