How to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on a FIT Google Account
2-Factor Authentication (2FA) is also referred to as 2-Step Verification.
- Scroll down to the “Signing in to Google” section and locate “2-Step Verification.”
- Click the toggle right arrow to start self-enrollment for 2-Step Verification in Google.
- Click the “Get Started” button.
- Verify your account by re-entering your password. Reminder: Google will ask you to reenter your password whenever you make changes to your account’s security.
- Enter your phone number and choose how you would like to receive your verification code. If you are using a smartphone that can receive text messages enter your cell phone and select “text message.” If you would like to use a landline or basic mobile phone, please enter the number and select “voice call.” If you would like to use an alternate method, click “more options” for the security key or Google prompts.
- Verify that it works by entering the code that was sent to the phone number you entered. If you select “text message” on the last screen, it will come in the form of a 6-digit number via text message. If you selected “voice call,” it will come in the form of a traditional phone call, and via an automated robocall, they will speak the code to you over the phone. This phone call might come in as “potential spam”.
- Click “turn on” to fully enroll in 2-step verification for the FIT Google account.
You will also receive an email to your FIT Google account from “firstname.lastname@example.org” notifying you that 2-step verification has been turned on for your FIT account.
Use other verification methods
Once you are enrolled in 2-step verification, Google allows you to set up additional backup steps so you can sign in even if your other options aren’t available. You can set up other verification methods in case you:
Want increased protection against phishing
Can’t get Google prompts
Lose your phone
About devices you trust
If you don’t want to enter a 2-Step Verification code every time you sign in to your Google Account, you can mark your computer or mobile device as trusted. By default – the device you set up for 2-step verification will automatically be added to the “trusted list.”
When you sign-in on a new device, whether it be your phone, iPad, or just a different computer, you will need to verify your account using the 2-step verification method that you chose. When logging in, you can choose not to use 2-Step Verification again on that particular device or computer. Check the box “Don’t ask for codes again on this computer.”
From then on, that computer will only ask for your password when you sign in.
If anyone else tries to sign in to your account from another computer or location, 2-Step Verification will be required, and your account will be protected.
Learn more about how to add trusted devices to your account.