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2-Step Verification

Add an extra layer of security to your WMApps Account

Add an extra layer of security to your WMApps email account using your cell phone.  Google, the engine behind WMApps, offers a 2-Step Verification process for its sign-in process.  Besides entering your username and password, with the 2-step process, you also enter a unique code that is sent by Google to your cell phone.  This helps protect your WMApps email account by adding an extra layer of security. 

{{youtube:medium|zMabEyrtPRg, Using Google's 2-Step verification feature}}

Set-Up

It's easy.  To get started:

  1. Go to Google's 2-Step Verification Page.
  2. Sign-in using your WMApps email address and password
  3. Choose how you would like to receive your verification code and the phone number where these should be sent (Options are: Text Message or Voice Call)
  4. Click Send Code
  5. A code will immediately be sent to your phone.  Enter the code and click Verify
  6. You may opt to Trust this computer.  If you are on a lab computer, or a shared computer, it is recommended to not choose this option.
  7. Click Confirm to Turn on 2-Step Verification

After this point, you can use the 2-Step Verification dashboard to manage the remaining pieces of this process.  You may:

  • Add a back-up phone number(s) in case your primary phone gets lost or stolen
  • Print back-up codes in case your phone is unavailable or if you are traveling
  • Create app-specific passwords
  • Register additional computers
Signing-in

Next time you login to WMApps, you will sign-in as usual.  If you are on a new computer or a new browser, you will then be asked to enter a verification code.  This code will either be delivered by SMS or voice, depending on the setting you chose during set-up.

If you want your browser to remember the code, you can mark it as a trusted computer. Your browsers will remember the code for 30 days.  If you are use a different browser, a different computer, or if you have delete your browser's cookies, you will have to reenter a different code.

Phones, tablets, etc.  For applications on phones, tablets, and Outlook, you can generate an application specific password. (Video snippit about creating app-specific passwords)


Questions? Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
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