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Authenticator App for Cal Poly

A step-by-step guide to activate 2FA in your Cal Poly account.

To enable Two-Factor Authentication for your Cal Poly account, follow these steps:

  • Begin by downloading the Authenticator App on your device. You can find it in your Apple device's App Store. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code provided or click on the "Download on the App Store" button below.
  • Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

  • Once the Authenticator App is installed, open it on your device.
  • In the Cal Poly account settings, locate the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) or 2-Step Verification option.
  • Choose the option to set up 2FA and select the Authenticator App as your preferred method.
  • Scan the QR code displayed on your Cal Poly account using the Authenticator App. This step will link the app to your Cal Poly account.
  • The Authenticator App will generate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) for your Cal Poly account. Enter this code into the designated field on the Cal Poly website to verify the setup.
  • Once the verification is successful, Two-Factor Authentication will be enabled for your Cal Poly account.
  • From this point onward, whenever you log in to your Cal Poly account, you'll need to enter both your password and the temporary code generated by the Authenticator App to enhance the security of your account.

    Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

    Why you should use 2FA for Cal Poly?

    Cal Poly is a great platform for students and faculty alike. However, with the rise of cyber attacks, it's important to take extra precautions to protect your account. That's where 2-factor authentication comes in. By enabling 2FA, you add an extra layer of security to your account, making it much harder for hackers to gain access.
     With our Authenticator app, enabling 2FA is easy. Simply download the app and follow the instructions to set it up. Once enabled, you'll be prompted to enter a code from the app every time you log in to your Cal Poly account. This code changes every 30 seconds, making it virtually impossible for anyone to access your account without your permission.
     In addition to enabling 2FA, there are other steps you can take to protect your account. Make sure to use a strong, unique password and never share it with anyone. Avoid using public Wi-Fi when accessing your account, as these networks are often unsecured and can be easily hacked. And always be on the lookout for phishing scams, which can trick you into giving away your login credentials.
     At Authenticator, we take security and privacy very seriously. Our app uses industry-standard encryption to protect your data, and we never share your information with third parties. With our app and 2FA enabled, you can rest easy knowing that your Cal Poly account is safe and secure.

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    How to set up 2FA for Cal PolyDocumentation

    How to recover your Cal Poly accountIf you have lost access to your two-factor authentication (2FA) code generator, please get in touch with the Cal Poly support team support team for assistance.

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