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Authenticator app for McGill University

Authenticator App for McGill University

A step-by-step guide to activate 2FA in your McGill University account.

To enable Two-Factor Authentication for your McGill University 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 McGill University 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 McGill University account using the Authenticator App. This step will link the app to your McGill University account.
  • The Authenticator App will generate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) for your McGill University account. Enter this code into the designated field on the McGill University website to verify the setup.
  • Once the verification is successful, Two-Factor Authentication will be enabled for your McGill University account.
  • From this point onward, whenever you log in to your McGill University 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 McGill University?

    McGill University is a prestigious institution that values the security and privacy of its students and faculty. One way to ensure this is by enabling 2-factor authentication (2FA) on your McGill account. 
     2FA adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring a second form of verification, such as a code sent to your phone or a fingerprint scan. This makes it much harder for hackers to gain access to your account, even if they have your password. 
     Enabling 2FA on your McGill account is easy and can be done through the McGill IT Services website. Once enabled, you'll be prompted to enter a code every time you log in, adding an extra layer of protection to your personal information. 
     In addition to enabling 2FA, there are other security and privacy tips you can follow to keep your McGill account safe. Make sure to use a strong, unique password and never share it with anyone. Avoid using public Wi-Fi networks when accessing your account, as these can be easily hacked. And always log out of your account when you're finished using it. 
     By taking these steps, you can help ensure the security and privacy of your McGill account and personal information.

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

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