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Authenticator app for uOttawa

Authenticator App for uOttawa

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

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

    If you're a student or staff member at uOttawa, you should definitely enable 2-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your account. With 2FA, you'll need to enter a code from your Authenticator app in addition to your password when logging in. This means that even if someone manages to steal your password, they won't be able to access your account without the code.
     uOttawa takes security seriously, and that's why they offer 2FA as an option for all users. By enabling 2FA, you're helping to keep your personal information and academic records safe from hackers and other malicious actors.
     When using our Authenticator app with uOttawa, you can rest assured that your 2FA codes are stored securely on your device. We use industry-standard encryption to protect your data, and we never store your codes on our servers.
     To further enhance your security and privacy, we recommend that you use a strong, unique password for your uOttawa account and enable 2FA on any other accounts that support it. You should also be cautious about clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown sources, as these can be used to install malware on your device.
     Overall, enabling 2FA is a simple but effective way to protect your online accounts. By taking this extra step, you can help to ensure that your personal information stays private and secure.

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

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