How to access : Set up two-step verification
Two-step verification is a process that requires a user to provide two forms of identification to access a website. This is an added layer of security to protect users and data.
You will need to set up two-step verification to access your Google account and the Integrated Data Service (IDS) Hub.
To get started, download one of these apps onto your Android or iPhone:
In addition to entering your password, this app will send you a unique verification code to enter every time you sign in.
Activate two-step verification
- On your phone or laptop web browser, use the information from your email invitation to
- On the “Welcome” page, select “enrol” and enter your password.
- You will be asked to use your phone as your second step to sign in, select “Don’t see your device?”
- You will then see instructions for either Android or iPhone users. Follow the instructions that apply to your device and add your new account.
- Once you have authenticated your phone, select “Try Again”. Your phone should now be listed under “These devices can get prompts”, select “Continue”.
- Skip the “Backup codes” section by selecting “Next”, followed by “I have my codes”.
- On the “Turn on two-step verification?” screen, select “Turn on”.
After these steps, you will return to the two-step verification page. From here, you can set up your Authenticator app.
Set up Google or Microsoft Authenticator
- Under “Add more second steps to verify that it’s you”, select “Authenticator app” and sign in again if asked.
- Select “Set up authenticator”.
- Scan the QR code displayed on screen in either your Google or Microsoft app and select “Next”.
- There should now be a box that says your authenticator has been added, it is now set up and ready to be used. Select “Back”.
- You can now sign out from your Google account on your phone.
You will be able to use the Authenticator app from this point to complete verification.