SWITCH edu-ID Two-Step Login (2FA)
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Passwords captured by a phishing attack, as well as weak and reused passwords, are the most common cause of successful cyberattacks. To prevent this, the password can be additionally secured by using two- or multi-factor authentication (Two-Step Login / 2FA / MFA). This involves adding one or more independent factors to the password entered for identification, thus providing a high level of protection against unauthorized access to services, software and data.
The personal identity SWITCH edu-ID can also be enhanced with a two-step login.
As of March 1, 2023, the learning management system OLAT can only be accessed with a SWITCH edu-ID with an active Two-Step login. In order to continue accessing OLAT, you have to set up the two-step login for your SWITCH edu-ID in advance.
Further information about SWITCH edu-ID and the Two-Step Login (2FA)
Authenticator App Quick Start Guide
Step 1: Log in to SWITCH edu-ID
Log in to your account at SWITCH edu-ID by visiting the website https://eduid.ch and entering your access data.
Step 2: Enable Two-Step Login (2FA)
After logging in, you can enable Two-Step Login by clicking the button with the pencil on the right.
Step 3: Download Authenticator app
Install an Authenticator app such as Microsoft Authenticator (will also be required for M365 in the future) or Google Authenticator on your smartphone.
Step 4: Scan QR Code
Then click the "On" switch at Authenticator App Codes (TOTP). Open the Authenticator app and scan the QR code that appears.
Step 5: Enter authentication code
Enter the generated code in the input field on the SWITCH edu-ID website to complete the Two-Step Login.
Step 6: Save SWITCH edu-ID Recovery Codes
It is recommended that you save the Recovery Codes to use when you lose access to your Two-Step Login. You should keep these keys in a safe place.
Step 7: Select (Login) Mode
Select "On Demand" or "Always" (Recommended) here.
Step 8: Check Two-Step Login
If the icon is displayed next to the Two-Step Login, you have successfully set up the Two-Step Login.