How to Set Up Gmail Two-Step Authentication

Two-step authentication adds another layer of security to prevent unauthorized access to an individual’s email account. In order to set up two-step authentication, please see the following:

  1. Visit Google 2-Step Verification
  2. Click ‘Get Started’
  3. Click ‘Get Started’
  4. Sign into your Gmail account
  5. Click to turn on 2 step verification and enter a phone number under the “Voice or Text Message” option. This number will be used to receive a numeric codes from Gmail, which is needed to authorize access to Outreach or other 3rd party apps that may be used in the future
  6. Click ‘Send code’
  7. Enter the verification code sent from Google and click ‘Done’
  8. Check the ‘Trust this computer’ if the user is on a trusted computer and click ‘Next’
  9. Click ‘Confirm’ to turn on 2-step Verification