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Virginia Tech Google accounts will no longer use a separate password; Google apps move to VT Login service on January 29

January 18, 2018

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On Jan. 29, Virginia Tech’s G Suite for Education applications, which include Mail, Drive, Docs, and others will no longer require a separate password, but will instead be accessed using your VT username (PID) and passphrase, the same way that Canvas, OneCampus, HokieSPA, and many other online services are accessed.

This move simplifies access and extends 2-Factor ­Authentication protections to Virginia Tech's Google services. Implemented in 2016, 2-Factor Authentication increases data security by providing a secondary confirmation of each user’s identity at the point of login. G Suite apps are among the last major services within Virginia Tech’s computing environment to incorporate these protections.

On Jan. 29, users who are already using Duo 2-Factor Authentication will log in as usual using their PID and password. Logging into any of these apps will automatically direct you to Virginia Tech’s Login screen, where you can proceed as you would for other web applications.

For complete information on the Google changeover, including information on specialized cases that may require additional steps, visit the Google Applications page.

This change is part of a wider effort to streamline the processes involved in the creation and management of online accounts. For complete information on these improvements, visit: https://it.vt.edu/accounts

If you need assistance, contact 4Help by visiting www.4help.vt.edu or by calling 540-231-4357.