As we discussed previously, passwords can be guessed or even cracked by determined attackers. One way to help protect account access is to use an additional authentication method other than a password. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) or 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) provides this additional authentication method.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to enable and enforce 2FA in GSuite.

Note: Google refers to this as 2-Step Verification (2SV). We will use their term for the remainder of this tutorial.

  1. Log into your Google Suite Admin console and Select the “Security” Icon

2. In the Security settings, click “Basic Settings”. Be sure that “Allow users to turn on 2-step verification” is checked. Then click “Go to advanced settings to enforce 2-step verification”

3. At this point, 2SV is enabled, but not enforced. That means that users can choose if they want to use 2SV or not. We recommend requiring 2SV and enabling enforcement. Select “Turn on enforcement now” or select a date to enforce.

Once saved, users will be prompted to setup a 2 Factor Authentication method on login. 

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