Protect Your PennKey with Two-Step Verification

  • Faculty & Staff
  • Students & Alumni

Two-Step Verification is now required for all SAS Faculty and Staff. It's easy to use, and it dramatically increases the security of your PennKey protected accounts. 

ISC's Two-Step Verification service drastically reduces the risk of your data being compromised and your PennKey being used for nefarious purposes. Because a PennKey login from a new computer requires not just a password but a verification code that is delivered to your smartphone (or a special token you can get from your LSP), it is much harder for malicious, unauthorized users to gain access.

password + proof = access

It is easy and convenient, too. After the initial setup, once you enter your PennKey and your authentication code into a computer you use regularly, the rest of your regular login procedures will not change. Any time you enter your PennKey on a new computer, you will be asked to provide verification.

For a user-friendly introduction to Two-Step see: https://www.isc.upenn.edu/two-step-quick-start

You can sign up for Two-Step at: https://twostep.apps.upenn.edu/ or ask your LSP to help with the setup process. 

Two-Step Verification is also known as Two-Step Authentication or Two-Factor Authentication.

If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Support Provider (LSP).