You will be guided through an easy three-step process:
Step 1: The system will check your current username and password to see if they meet the new security standards stated above. If your username and/or password need to be updated, you will be prompted to make the change before proceeding.
Step 2: You will have the opportunity to enter up to two phone numbers. These numbers will be used to send you a one-time verification code via a voice call or SMS text message based on your preference. You may also elect to receive your one-time verification code through email. You will need to confirm that the email we present to you is your current email address.
Step 3: You will enter the verification code that is sent to the device of your choice.
If you enable a phone number for SMS in Step 2, you will not be asked to verify your device again. However, if you are using a browser on a computer and have deleted your cookies, the system will no longer recognize your computer and you will be prompted for a one-time verification code again. You will also be prompted to enter a verification code each time your account is accessed on a new device to verify your identity.