Google Cloud Platform

Setting up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for added security

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) adds an extra layer of security to your GCP account by requiring you to provide an additional authentication factor beyond your username and password. This technical reference guide will provide you with a step-by-step process for setting up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for added security:

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) adds an extra layer of security to your GCP account by requiring you to provide an additional authentication factor beyond your username and password.  This technical reference guide will provide you with a step-by-step process for setting up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for added security:

1. Setting up MFA for your GCP account:

  • To set up MFA for your GCP account, sign in to your GCP account and navigate to the Security page.
  • Under "Sign-in & Security," click Signing in to Google.
  • Under "2-Step Verification," click Get Started.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up MFA for your GCP account.

2. Setting up a MFA device:

  • To set up a MFA device, sign in to your GCP account and navigate to the Security page.
  • Under "Sign-in & Security," click Signing in to Google.
  • Under "2-Step Verification," click Get Started.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up a MFA device.

3. Using MFA to authenticate:

  • To use MFA to authenticate, sign in to your GCP account as usual.
  • After entering your username and password, you will be prompted for an authentication code.
  • Open your MFA device and enter the code to complete the authentication process.

By following these steps, you can set up MFA for added security in your GCP account and protect access to your resources.

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