Google 2-Step

For NC State Generic Accounts and Alumni Domain accounts



Before You Begin
Enroll in Google 2-Step
Add & Manage Your Devices

Google 2-Step adds Two-Factor Authentication for an extra layer of security for your Google Generic and email-only Alumni account. When you turn on Google 2-Step, you will be required to log in with both your password and then an additional security measure, such as a code delivered via text, voice call or mobile app; security key; printed backup code; or a push (or pop-up) notification on your smartphone.

Before You Begin

  • NC State Generic and Alumni email accounts are required to enroll in Google 2-Step to access the following:
    • Google Workspace apps (for Generic accounts only) 
    • Gmail (for email-only alumni accounts)
  • Be prepared to complete the setup process in its entirety. Have your mobile phone, tablet, or security key with you.
  • Learn more about common issues with 2-Step Verification
  • To prevent yourself from being locked out of your account when you can’t receive verification codes, we strongly encourage you to do both of the following during setup:
    • Add at least one backup phone number where a verification code can be sent.
    • Print out the one-time use backup codes that Google provides and keep them with you.
      You can use one of these instead of receiving a code on your phone.
  • Generic Account holders should use the Get2FA App to manage their generic account with G2SV.

Enroll in Google 2-Step

Generic Accounts at NC State:

Every Generic Account is required to have Google 2-Step enabled within 30 days of its creation.

Visit 2-Step Verification Setup for a Generic Account for more information.

Alumni email-only accounts at NC State: 

All Alumni email accounts are required to have Google 2-Step enabled within 30 days of first login. If your Alumni email account is not already enrolled in Google 2-Step:

  1. Visit Google 2-Step Enrollment page and log in with your NC State Alumni account username and password.
  2. Click Start Setup and complete the 2-Step Verification settings. 

Add & Manage Your Devices

After you have enrolled your first device, you can add more devices and manage your existing devices.

  1. Visit Google 2-Step settings page.
  2. Log in with your NC State Generic and/or Alumni email address and password.
  3. Scroll down and set up alternative methods