Enabling 2-Step Verification via a Mobile phone
2 Factor Authentication, also known as 2-Step Verification, provides an extra layer of security to your Google account. When you login to Google Drive on a new device or a new web browser session, once you have entered your email address and password, you will need to confirm the login on a secondary device. This can be via a text message, a prompt in the Google app or using a USB plugin device.
The initial configuration requires a mobile phone to send a confirmation text to so that you can complete the setup.
If you are issued with an RGS iPad or mobile phone then after the initial setup you will then configure the Google app to prompt you when login in (details of how to do this can be found later in this section).
If you are not issued with an iPad or mobile phone then we will provide you with a USB device which will be used when logging in.
PLEASE NOTE - Once this is complete you can remove your personal mobile phone from the settings if you wish. It is recommended that you keep the number though as a backup should you not have your iPad or USB key to hand. The number will not be used by Google for any other purpose and the number is not know to RGS.
To enable 2-Step Verification please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Click the link below and login to your Google Account
Step 2: Select the “Sign-in & Security” tab
Step 3: Scroll down to the “Signing into Google" sub section and click on 2-step verification
Step 4: Select “get started”
Step 5: Enter your Mobile Phone number and click next.
Step 6: Google will send a code to your registered mobile phone, you will need to enter this code into the confirmation box on the next page.
Step 7: 2-Step verification is now enabled and you will be sent notifications to your mobile phone when you attempt to login to a new device.
It is recommended you can review which devices are currently logged in and using your Google drive account. Click the link below for instructions.