2-Step Verification

2-step verification from Google adds a layer of protection against unwanted usage of your account.  The feature uses your normal password as well as a code to reduce the risk of a compromised account.  See the links below for how it works and why it is recommended by Information Services.

How it works:
https://www.google.com/landing/2step/#tab=how-it-works

Why you need it:
https://www.google.com/landing/2step/index.html#tab=how-it-protects

Enabling 2-step Verification

– Login to your email account at mail.owu.edu
– Click on your profile (circle icon) in the top right corner of your browser
– Click on “My Account”
– Click on “Signing in to Google” under Sign-in & Security
– Click on “2-Step Verification” on the right
– It’ll likely ask you to enter your password again just to be safe
– Follow the prompts to enable the feature and provide your cell phone number