How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is required for all WordPress users with an Administrator or Editor Plus role. We encourage all other Viterbi WordPress users to set up two-factor authentication to their WordPress account for added security. This page will give you step-by-step information on how to do set up your two-factor authentication.

Step-by-Step Two-Factor Authentication Set-up

  • Log in to your WordPress account.
  • Once you are in the WordPress dashboard, click on the Wordfence menu item on the left.
  • From there, select "Login Security."
    • You might see one of the two views below to access Login Security.
  • Select your authenticator of choice on your mobile phone. You can use Duo which is a USC-approved two-factor authentication application.
  • You have the choice to either scan the QR code or write out the code seen below the QR code located in box 1 onto your authenticator application.
  • Download the backup passwords located in box 2 and keep it safely.
  • Your application should now show an activation code. In box 2, use that code and click ACTIVATE.

It is highly recommended to log out and test the login process with 2FA. If you are locked out, please contact the web team through myViterbi.

Video Tutorial

Wordfence also has official documentation how to set up two-factor authentication here.

Published on July 24th, 2023

Last updated on June 13th, 2024