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Two-Step Verification: Start Here

Two-Step Verification is a service that provides an added layer of protection for your PennKey and Google accounts. After you log in with your username and password, you'll be prompted to verify your identity – the second step – using a device in your possession such as a mobile phone or key fob.

For more information regarding various options for Two-Step, please see our Two-Step: Methods of Verification article.

Before you Start

You may need one or more of the following before you can complete this task:

  • An active account (e.g. PennKey, Google)
  • Administrative access to your smartphone (if you plan to install the recommended smartphone apps)


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Enroll in PennKey Two-Step

Full instructions found here.


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Enroll in Google Two-Step

Full instructions found here.


Faculty & PhD Students (login required):  Academic Distributed Representatives

Staff (login required): Administrative Support

Students: Wharton Computing Student Support