Setting up cellphone for 2-Step Verification

Modified on Fri, 12 Aug 2022 at 11:37 AM

District 87 requires every user to have 2-step verification active on their "" accounts. This means that you are required to either have a physical security key or mobile device set up in settings in order to access your google account. This includes Gmail, Drive, and any other google tools that require you to sign into your account.

There is a 2-week grace period from your account creation date to ensure that you are compliant with our 2-step verification requirement. Most staff will receive a personal security key (PSK) which will serve as your primary method for verifying your identity, but some staff such as student teachers/subs will not receive a PSK. 


It is imperative to set up 2-step verification before the 2-week grace period ends so that you are not locked out of your account.

To set up 2-step verification, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Open your Google Account home page (link).
  2. In the navigation panel on the left-hand side, select Security.
  3. Under “Signing in to Google,” select 2-Step Verification and then Get started.
  4. Select “Voice or text message”.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts.


Once you complete these steps, you will be required to keep the mobile device you used to set this up with you in order to access your district google account. You will be prompted at least once per day to verify your account.

For more info, here is the full Google Help article (link).

As always, please feel free to open a helpdesk ticket if you run into any issues, or have any questions.

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