English @ SUNY Geneseo requires all members to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) after registration.
Currently, users have a 75-day grace period to set up 2FA. But it’s best not to wait. If you’re blocked from logging in because you’ve exceeded the grace period, and you have a due date looming, there is no guarantee that you’ll be able to get your grace period extended before the due date. It’s best to take care of setting up 2FA ASAP!
To get started, join a group
You can’t set up 2FA on the English @ SUNY Geneseo network until you’ve joined a group. If your instructor has asked you to register an account on the network, it’s probably so that you can join American Studies, Reader and Text, or another group with an associated blog. Most of these groups are public, so joining is as simple as finding your group in the group directory and clicking “Join group”.
Go to the group’s blog and find the dashboard
Mouse over the name of the blog in the top ribbon and select
Find the Login Security Link
Follow the directions to set up 2FA
Scan the QR code with your authenticator app and enter the code on the right side of the screen. Be sure to click the
ACTIVATE button.. If you leave the page without having clicked
ACTIVATE, 2FA will not be set up.
Download your backup codes
Keep these somewhere safe. You can use each code once to log in if you don’t have your authenticator app handy, and you can generate and download more codes any time.
If you run into difficulty or find yourself locked out, please email
The video below walks you through the process described above. Although its intended audience is site administrators, the process for site members is almost identical.