This article explains how a new employee can enroll in 2-factor authentication (2FA) using a text message. For more about 2FA, please watch our "Introduction: Why 2FA?" video.


To enroll in 2FA using a text message:

1. Log in to your BYU-Idaho account.

B-Y-U-Idaho log in screen

2. Click "Start setup."

start setup

3. Click "Mobile phone."

what type of device are you adding

4. Enter your phone number.

enter your phone number

5. Verify that the phone number you entered is correct and click "Continue."

correct phone number

6. You'll be shown a list of cell phone types. Choose the "Other (and cell phones)" option.

7. In the next screen, click "Remember me for 30 days" and then click "Enter a passcode."

remember me for 30 days

8. You will see a blue bar across the bottom of your screen. Click "Text me new codes" inside the blue bar. 

9. A code will be texted to you. Enter the code into your computer, then click "Log in."

NOTE: If you receive a code like this when you are not trying to log in to your account, it means that someone is trying to get into your account. Ignore the code, and make sure to change your BYU-Idaho password as soon as possible.

You're now set up with 2FA and logged in to your account! You'll only need to do this when logging in to your BYU-Idaho account from an off-campus network, and only every 30 days per device and browser.