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Enabling Two Factor Authentication

This page will provide instructions on how a current UTHealth employee can enable their UTH-Share account to use Google’s two-factor authentication system.


To store PHI data on such an account, the following items are required:

  1. A valid, active UTHealth network account. Contact your department LAN Manager for assistance if you don’t currently have a network account.
  2. A valid, active UTH-Share account. If you do not currently have an active UTH-Share account, go to the UTH-Share Sign Up Page to open a UTH-Share account. Once this account is set up, you will have a non-PHI enabled UTH-Share account, and can now go to to the Procedure section that follows.
  3. You must have already enabled PHI access on your UTH-Share account.


Use the following procedure to enable access to Google’s two factor authentication system.

  1. Sign into UTH-Share click on the grid in the top right and select My Account. My Account on UTH-Share
  2. Click Sign-In and Security on the My account screen.
    UTH-Share - Sign In and Security
  3. Click 2-Step Verification (Google’s term for two-factor authentication) under the password and sign in method category.
    UTH-Share - Select Two Step Verification
  4. Click Start Setup.
    UTH-Share - Click Start Up Two Step Verification
  5. Enter the phone number of the device that you want to use for 2-Step Verification.
    UTH-Share - Which Phone To Send Two-Step Verification Codes To
  6. You will receive a verification code via text messaging on the phone you have designated for 2-Step Verification. Enter the code at the next screen.
    UTH-Share - Enter Verification Code Screen
  7. Check the checkbox marked Trust This Computer, and then click Next.
    UTH-Share - Trusted Computers Approval Screen
  8. At the next screen, click Confirm.
    UTH-Share - Turn On 2 Step Verification Screen
  9. Download Duo Mobile if you do not already have it from the App Store for the type of mobile phone you will be using: iPhonesAndroid Phones
  10. Next, click on Switch to App on the verification code screen.
    UTH-Share - Get Codes via Mobile App (Switch to App) Screen
  11. Select your device type at the next screen.
    UTH-Share - Switch to the Google Authenticator App screen
  12. Open the Duo Mobile app on your phone and click the “+” button in the top right.
    UTH-Share - Set Up Google Authenticator Screen
  13. Scan the QR code displayed on the screen with your smart phone’s camera.
    UTH-Share - Google Authenticator Setup Successful Screen
  14. Next, you will then see the follow screen displayed.

Procedure has been completed. You are now set up on two-factor authentication.