Set up 2-step verification

Use your mobile phone to add an extra layer of security to your user account. You will use a unique code that you receive on your phone every time you log in.

You can choose how you want to receive the code on your phone:

  • Text message
  • Authenticator application such as Google Authenticator. To use this method, you must install the application on your phone.

Follow these steps to set up 2-step verification:

  1. On the upper-right corner, click [Your Username] > My Account.
    The My Account page opens.
  2. Click Enable 2-step verification.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To receive your verification codes in text messages, next to Text messages, click Enable.
    • To receive your code using an authenticator application, next to Authenticator app, click Enable.
    Figure 1. View for selecting how to receive the verification code

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.