Simpler deployment of 2-Step Verification

March 12, 2015 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Previously, the deployment of 2-Step Verification (2SV) within a domain could be a tedious process, as it required Apps admins to carefully monitor the 2SV enrollments of their users before the actual enforcement, potentially leading to lock out situations requiring admin intervention. Today, we are improving the enrollment and enforcement process for 2SV for Google Apps. Admins can now set a 2SV enforcement date in the future, giving users a monitored amount of time to enroll. Users will be prompted to enroll when they sign-in, and also will receive email reminders if they have not enrolled before the enforcement date.

We highly encourage all Apps customers to take advantage of the simplified set-up process and add an extra level of security protection by implementing 2SV for their domains.