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New two-factor requirement for Gmail and G Suite logins

November 22, 2018

Starting January 23, 2019, all Ryerson faculty and staff will be required to use two-factor authentication in order to access Gmail and Google’s G Suite applications when using a web browser. This security measure is part of our move to two-factor authentication and is designed to reduce the number of hijacked faculty and staff accounts.

If you have set up two-factor authentication to work with “all applications”, you will not notice any difference. Only the 19 per cent of people who have set up two-factor authentication to work only for “required applications” will be impacted by this change.

Setting up two-factor authentication

More information on two-factor, including setup information can be found on our two-factor authentication page.


For more about two-factor authentication, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of the two-factor authentication page. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Computing and Communications Services (CCS) Help Desk at or 416-979-5000, ext. 556806.