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How to Set Up a Landline for Two-Step Authentication

You can use a landline (a phone connected to physical wiring) such as your office phone for authentication. Each time you request authentication via callback, this number receives a phone call.

Set up your landline

  1. Open a browser and visit the Stanford Accounts page.

  2. Click Manage, authenticate if requested, and click the Two-Step tab.

  3. Authenticate to access the My Settings & Devices screen.

    Image of Accounts screen requesting authentication to access the My Settings and Devices screen

  4. If this is the first time you are setting up your two-step authentication, click Start setup.
    If you already have a device set up, a page showing your two-step authentication devices displays.

  5. Click Add a device or Add another device.

    Image of my settings and devices screen

  6. The screen What type of device are you adding? appears. Click Landline and click Continue.

    Image of what type of device are you adding screen

  7. The screen Enter your phone number appears. Choose your country from the drop-down menu, enter your landline number, enter your extension (if relevant), and click the checkbox to confirm your number. Click Continue.

    Image of screen asking you to enter your phone number

  8. The landline is added to the My Settings & Devices screen. You can use the Default Device drop-down menu to make the landline your default device, then click Save.

    Image of screen making landline default device

Authenticate on your landline

Last modified May 21, 2018