How to Enable G-Suite (Google Apps) Users to Turn On 2 Step Authentication

Using 2-Step / 2-Factor Authentication is a good way to protect your company’s G-Suite (Google Apps) email and documents from stolen passwords.

Before you or your G-Suite users can turn on 2-Step Authentication, you must allow it for all users, as-follows/as-shown in this video:

  1. Go to and sign in using an administrator account for your company (does not ending in
  2. Click Security, then on the next page click Basic settings.
  3. Scroll down to 2-Step Verification, then click the box next to Allow users to turn on 2-step verification. Then click Save.
    1. This lets your users sign up for 2-Step Verification, but does not enroll them automatically—users need to sign up themselves.
    2. You can require all users to always use 2-Step Verification, but it’s recommended to wait until all existing users have enrolled first.
      1. Users will still be able to enroll after this, but they will have to set up 2-Step Verification before they can access their accounts.