How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication 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. Use that code and enter it in box 2.

Video Tutorial

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

Published on July 24th, 2023

Last updated on September 21st, 2023