Protect Your PennKey with Two-Step Verification

  • Faculty & Staff
  • Students & Alumni

Two-Step Verification is now available for PennKey users! All SAS staff and faculty are encouraged to opt in. It's easy, and it dramatically increases the security of your PennKey protected accounts.  Two-Step will be required for all faculty on 10/31/2018.

ISC's new 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.

Detailed information about Two-Step is available at:

You can sign up for Two-Step at: or ask your LSP to help with the setup process. 

You can also visit the Two-Step Verification FAQ page to learn more about the available Two-Step methods.

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).