Using Authy for 2 factor authentication

Setting up Authy for 2 factor authentication

We recommend you set up 2-factor authentication Backup Codes first so you have more than one method of 2-factor authentication to use prior to setting up an Authenticator App.

    1. Get the “Authy” app for your iOS or Android device from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or from http://authy.com for a computer.

    2. Run the “Authy”  app. It will display “You don’t have any accounts yet. Tap on the plus button below to Add your first authenticator account.”

       

    3. On a computer or another device, go to https://myuser.nmu.edu/user, click “Manage Account” and login with your NMU ID and password.

       

    4. Click on the “Security” tab and then the “Display TFA” button under “2-Step Verification”.

       

    5. Click the “Setup App” button under “Authenticator App”. A QR Code will be displayed. If the “Setup App” button isn't available but a "Remove" button is then an authenticator app has already been configured for your account. If you want to delete the current one and set up the Authy app click the "Remove" button and the “Setup App” button will become available.

       

       

    6. On your iOS or Android device click the plus sign in the red circle, the screen will prompt with a blue “Scan QR Code" button.

       

    7. Click the “Scan QR Code" button. Authy may prompt for you to allow access to the Camera. Click “OK”.

    8. Scan the QR Code displayed on the computer or other device.

       

    9. Authy will display your NMU email address as your account name. Verify it is correct and click “Done”. If it is incorrect click the “Select another logo” link and scan the correct QR Code.

    10. On your iOS or Android device you will get prompted to tell others about using two-factor authentication. You can click the “X” in the upper right to close the window.

    11. Your current 6 digit token number will be displayed on a blue screen. The 6 digit token number renews every 30 seconds.

        

    12. Enter the current 6 digit token number into https://myuser.nmu.edu/user on your computer or another device and click the “Verify” button.

         

    13. The screen will indicate if the app was successfully added and then revert to the previous screen showing the time and date the app was authorized. An email message summarizing the 2-factor authentication will be sent to your NMU email account.

    14. Log out of https://myuser.nmu.edu/user.

Using Authy for 2 factor authentication

    1. When logging into an NMU service such as MyNMU after entering in your userID and password you will be prompted to enter a code for 2-step verification and a checkbox to “Remember this computer for 30 days” if this is a personal device you trust will stay secure and you don’t want to be prompted for the 2-step authentication each time you access the service.

    2. Open your Authy app on your iOS or Android device and enter the current token displayed and click “Next”.

       

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