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Two-Factor verification in Google Apps for students

Introduction 

2-Step Verification (also commonly known as two factor authentication) is an authentication technique in which you require two separate steps to authenticate yourself (i.e. your credentials and a code you receive via your phone). This increases the security level of your account.

Why do you want to activate 2-Step Verification? For certain Google services, like an application specific password (which is necessary to import your student mail into an e-mail client), 2-Step Verification should be activated for your Google account.

Before you start

This manual uses a consistent style of writing: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, information that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.

STEP 1: SELECT ACCOUNT

STEP 2: MY ACCOUNT

STEP 3: SIGN-IN AND SECURITY

STEP 4: 2-STEP VERIFICATION

STEP 5: PHONE NUMBER

STEP 6: RECEIVE SECURITY CODE

Google will now send you a security code to verify the phone number you entered in STEP 5.

STEP 7: TURN ON 2-STEP VERIFICATION

 Now 2-Step Verification is activated and you are able to generate application specific passwords.