Setting up two-step authentication
- On your desktop or laptop browser, visit the Stanford Accounts Application.
- Click Manage.
- Click the Two-Step Auth tab.
- Click Enable.
- Read the requirements on the next page and then click continue.
- On the Select Authentication Code Mechanism page, click SMS Text Messaging.
If you would like to use Google Authenticator - please refer to the Google Authenticator video provided by ITS/H&S.
- On the SMS Phone Selection page you will be prompted for your phone number. Enter your cell phone number (include the area code,but do not preface the number with a 1) and click continue.
Note: If your cell phone has an international phone number, you cannot use SMS Text Messaging as your two-step authentication method. Please choose either Google Authenticator for Smartphone or Printed List.
- A text message containing a six-digit authentication code will be sent to your cell phone.
- You will be prompted for your authentication code to complete the setup. Enter the Stanford Authentication Code from the text message into the Authentication Code box and click verify two-step authentication.
- If you've entered the correct code, the Two-Step Authentication Mechanism Enabled page is displayed. Otherwise, you will be prompted to re-enter your six-digit number.
Using two-step authentication codes with SMS text messaging
When you are prompted by WebAuth to enter an authentication code for two-step authentication, you will be presented with a button that sends a text message to your cell phone or mobile device. The text message will contain the authentication code.
For more information: please refer to the ITS page on Two-Factor authentication, or if you receive support from the SoE IT team, click the Submit a Request tab.