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Google Authenticator

Google's two-step authentication helps you restrict access to your accounts. Normally, you login to a website with your username and password. Without two-step authentication, you're done. Access to your account relies on the strength of your username and password.

With two-step authentication enabled, you'll be prompted to enter a six-digit number after you provide your username and password. Unlike a PIN number for an ATM, this six-digit number changes with every login.

User Setup

  1. Download the Google Authenticator app on your mobile device.
  2. Go to the User Settings option of your menu bar.
  3. Click Edit (at bottom of User Settings Page)
  4. Click 'Turn On' at the Google Authenticator line
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  5. Open the Google Auth app on your mobile device and follow the prompts for adding a new site (you will need to scan the barcode on your screen)
  6. In the Safe system enter the Code, from your mobile device, and click Enable. You will be required to enter two codes.
  7. When done click Ok
  8. Log out of Safe and log back in. This time, on login, you will be required to enter the ID from your device.

For Admins

The Settings > User Admin page will show you which users have enabled their MFA and those that have not.


To initially set up Google Authenticator, in the Settings \ Org Settings area of SAFE, you may click the Edit box and change the Google Authenticator from Off to On to enable it.


Once enabled an Administrator will see the following pop-up, and all Users upon their initial login to SAFE will need to install and set up Google Authenticator for MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication).


If an Administrator no longer wishes to have Google Authenticator enabled, in the Settings \ Org Settings area of SAFE, you may click the Edit box and change the Google Authenticator from On to Off to Disable it.