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Google Apps: 2-factor verification code for brand new user?

Google has fixed this now. You can now go to Security > Basic Settings > Go to advanced settings to enforce 2-step verification. Then click New User enrollment period and set to 1 day. This will ...
Simon Woodside's user avatar
12 votes
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Enabling 2FA on a Google Account, how to get TOTP secret?

TOTP 2FA can only be used as a secondary/backup 2-factor authentication method on Google accounts, and you must set up 2-factor authentication with one of the three supported primary 2FA methods (I ...
JTR's user avatar
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9 votes
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How can I make LastPass trust a device for more than 30 days?

Trusted devices expiring after 30 days can be disabled in Advanced Settings. Login to LastPass. Open your LastPass Vault. Open Account Settings. Select Show Advanced Settings. Scroll down and select ...
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7 votes
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Gmail IMAP telling me to "please log in using your web browser"

While it may seem counter-intuitive, Google believes your IMAP client is a "less secure application" relative to your web browser. You must therefore Allow less secure apps: If you don't use 2-...
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How to activate 2-Factor Authorization with authenticator for a Google account?

Even to activate the Authenticator, first you need to complete SMS/Voice setup. Then, follow the directions for your type of device explained on Google Help page for 2-Step Verification. Read this ...
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How can I set up Google Authenticator (TOTP) for 2-step verification on my Google account?

One thing I suggest to try is to set up 2-factor with your phone number first. It could be that Google only allows TOTP once a phone number is associated with the account as a back-up.
Cornelius Roemer's user avatar
4 votes

Getting 2-factor Gmail authentication code from USA mobile number

It's likely that the number is only used to send you a code. I doubt you would be able to call the number to speak with someone. You should consider a hardware key like the Yubikey for a second ...
Kyle Ridolfo's user avatar
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When enforcing 2 factor authentication, what happens to accounts who don't have 2FA enabled?

I know this has been answered, but I just went through this today. Several users had failed to Set-Up 2FA before the date it was enforced. Those users were directed to contact their administrator. ...
Paul's user avatar
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4 votes

How do I recover my Google account, password, or username?

UPDATE: Google launched a specific help forum for Google Accounts: https://support.google.com/accounts/community. Before posting a question there, please read the pinned threads. DISCLAIMER I'm a ...
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Set up 2 factor authentication for Gmail but NOT Google Calendar?

I'm afraid not, no. 2-step verification is for your Google Account, not for any particular app. However, you should be able to create an app-specific password. These are special passwords for apps ...
ale's user avatar
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How to use Gmail having 2 step verification with Outlook.com

Google makes this possible. Go to https://myaccount.google.com/security, and click on the "Sign In and Security" header in the left sidebar. Then in the "Password and Sign In Method" card, select "...
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2 votes

How do I turn on Twitter's two-factor authentication for multiple accounts and one mobile phone?

You can (now) use the same number for Login Verification (2FA)! Twitter Login Verification Article: Note: If you manage multiple accounts that use the same phone number, it is possible to use ...
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How to enable two factor authentication in Office 365?

This article explains how to enable two factor authentication. It contains a link to the Office Admin Center. When the link was clicked the Admin Center opened. Users > Active users > select user > ...
030's user avatar
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2 votes
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How can I re-enable MFA challenges when I login?

Go to myaccount.google.com/security (or security.google.com). Click the 2-Step Verification option. You'll probably be prompted for your password to verify it's you. Scroll to the bottom to Devices ...
ale's user avatar
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2 votes

How to bypass Google login verification screen?

Choosing more options should let you send an email to a 'backup' account. Once you're logged in, try disabling 2-factor authentication
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2 votes

Get Gmail 2FA text verification code instead of starting YouTube app on phone?

Take comfort in the fact that you are not the first or the only one to "suffer" from this behavior. Google support 1, Google support 2, Google Nest support, Reddit 1, Reddit 2, Reddit 3 (the ...
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How to use HOTP 2-FA (e.g. Google Authenticator) for a Google account?

Thanks to @Ramhound's comment: First set up 2-FA verification through a text message. Just a phone number required, doesn't have to be an Android phone and thers's no account on the phone involved, ...
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2 votes

How can I access my Google account while overseas?

Use a different 2FA Since you'll be traveling so often (making backup codes alone not an appealing option), you should switch from text or voice codes to authenticator codes. What this means is that ...
Laurel's user avatar
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1 vote

Other users are no longer able to verify our Google account using SMS

Verification via Device works for me because I am the account manager No. You are not the account manager. That is not a thing. You may have channel manager permissions on the association's YouTube ...
Blindspots's user avatar
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How to activate TOTP without phone number?

You can do this by enabling the "Google prompts" second factor authentication, which doesn't require a phone number. It can then be disabled afterwards. Enable the "Google prompts"...
Hiccup's user avatar
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1 vote

How to add trusted devices to Google two-step verification?

Google uses multiple signals to decide whether a particular device can be trusted for certain actions like changing password, adding 2FA token, changing recovery phone number / recovery email etc. ...
Ashley Wilson's user avatar
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How to add trusted devices to Google two-step verification?

Google uses Google Authenticator for 2FA access. When you set up your 2FA there are 10 one-time use codes that you can use to regain access in the case of a lost device. Here is a link to find your ...
SavageTiner's user avatar
1 vote

What is an account verification method suitable for a Gmail account used by more than one person?

From Protect your account with 2-Step Verification Use backup codes Important: Never give out your backup codes to anyone. You can print or download a set of 8-digit backup codes to keep in a safe ...
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How to use Gmail's "Send mail as" feature when SMTP server requires 2 factor authentication

Question is a bit old, but I believe the answer is you need to create an App Password for the account you want to use as an alias. E.g. you have two email accounts [email protected] and [email protected]. b@gmail....
Noah Santacruz's user avatar
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When enforcing 2 factor authentication, what happens to accounts who don't have 2FA enabled?

Yes, users won't be able to log in if they don't have 2FA enabled when you enforce it. This is covered at the top of the article for 2FA enforcement: Before enforcing 2-Step Verification, make sure ...
John C's user avatar
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How do I automatically sign out of Gmail but keep my two-factor authentication remembering my computer between browser sessions?

I'm afraid you can't have your cake and eat it too. How will Google know it's the same computer? Even if it is, how will they know it's you're user account? They can't rely on IP address, because ...
ale's user avatar
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Why should I use the Google Authenticator app instead of SMS?

SMS is the most common way to deliver OTPs. It’s convenient as almost everyone has a phone so they can easily get SMS. At the same time, SMS is considered as one of the least secure methods to get an ...
Christian's user avatar
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Google Apps: 2-factor verification code for brand new user?

An alternative causing less load on service desks, instead of sending the backup codes is to set and use the recovery phone. Settings: New user enrollment period - Never Apply the policy to all users ...
Adrian's user avatar
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Is Google Authenticator really a second authorization factor?

There are three groups of factors which can be used to protect your account from an unauthorized access: a knowledge factor (something you know), a possession factor (something you have), and an ...
Christian's user avatar
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