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Authenticator App for York University

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

To enable Two-Factor Authentication for your York University account, follow these steps:

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

    York University is a leading educational institution that offers a wide range of programs and courses to students. As a student or faculty member, you have access to a wealth of information and resources that are critical to your success. However, with the rise of cyber threats, it's important to take steps to protect your personal and sensitive data.
     One of the best ways to do this is by enabling 2-factor authentication (2FA) on your York University account. 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your login process by requiring a second form of authentication, 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 York University account is quick and easy. Simply go to your account settings and follow the prompts to set up 2FA. Once enabled, you'll be prompted to enter a code or use your fingerprint every time you log in.
     In addition to enabling 2FA, there are other steps you can take to protect your personal and sensitive data. Be sure to use strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts, and never share them with anyone. Avoid using public Wi-Fi networks, as these can be easily hacked. And always be cautious when clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown sources.
     At York University, we take the security and privacy of our students and faculty very seriously. By enabling 2FA and following these security tips, you can help us keep your data safe and secure.

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

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