For NC State Generic Accounts and Alumni Domain accounts
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:
- 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:
- Visit Google 2-Step Enrollment page and log in with your NC State Alumni account username and password.
- 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.
- Visit Google 2-Step settings page.
- Log in with your NC State Generic and/or Alumni email address and password.
- Scroll down and set up alternative methods