September 3, 2019
I am pleased to announce enhanced security for student Gmail and G Suite accounts. Starting September 12, the login experience will transition to UC San Diego’s single sign-on (SSO) platform. As such, student Gmail and G Suite access will be subject to our new two-step login procedures, which become required starting October 16. Visit twostep.ucsd.edu to register for two-step login and secure your account if you haven’t already.
Logging into Gmail via SSO and two-step login adds an extra element of
account security. Benefits include:
The change affects the login experience only. After entering your username like normal, you’ll be automatically transferred to our SSO platform to complete your login. Note that Google’s built-in 2-Step Verification will be disabled for those currently using it for UC San Diego accounts. Everything else about using campus Gmail and G Suite apps remains the same.
Please direct questions to the Service Desk at email@example.com or 858-246-4357, or by visiting the walk-up desk on the first floor of the AP&M building.