Using Google Authenticator to login to Condo Cluster

Accounts on Condo Cluster require the use of Google Authenticator. The Google Authenticator provides a six digit one-time password users must provide in addition to their username and password to log into Condo Cluster.

Install Google Authenticator app on your mobile device using the instructions below. Note that the look on your mobile device may slightly differ from the illustrations below.

You can use the Google Authenticator app to receive codes even if you don't have an Internet connection or mobile service.

Google Authenticator can issue codes for multiple accounts from the same device. Simply link every account to the device using the appropriate Google Authenticator code. The Google Authenticator code for your access to Condo Cluster will be provided to you at https://hpc-ga.its.iastate.edu/condo (see the detailed instructions below).

In addition an account can be linked to multiple devices. In this case use the same Google Authenticator code on all devices.

Notice: any references to updating to two factor authentication for google email accounts can safely be ignored.


Android devices

Requirements

To use Google Authenticator on your Android device, it must be running Android version 2.1 or later.

Downloading the app

Visit Google Play.

Search for Google Authenticator.

Download and install the application.

Setting up the app

You will receive an email containing your PIN for access

Go to https://hpc-ga.its.iastate.edu/condo

Sign in with your ISU credentials

You will get the page requesting you for a PIN:

 

Enter the PIN from your e-mail

You should see the page similar to the one below:

 

On your Android device, open the Google Authenticator application.

If this is the first time you have used Authenticator, click the Add an account button. If you are adding a new account, choose "Add an account" from the app's menu.

There are two ways to link your device to your account. Using QR code is easier but requires a barcode scanner which you can install if you don't have it yet (Google Authenticator app will prompt you to install it). An alternative would be to use the Google Authenticator code listed in the second line of the above page.

7.       To link your phone to your account:

o    Using QR code: Select Scan account barcode (label 1a). If the Authenticator app cannot locate a barcode scanner app on your phone, you might be prompted to download and install one. If you want to install a barcode scanner app so you can complete the setup process, press Install (label 2a) then go through the installation process. Once the app is installed, reopen Google Authenticator, point your camera at the QR code on your computer screen.

o    Using Google Authenticator code: Select Manually add account (label 1b), then Enter account name, which is <your username>@condo.its.iastate.edu (label 2b). Next, enter the Google Authenticator code on your computer screen into the box under Enter key (label 2c). Make sure you've chosen to make the key Time based(label 2d) and press "Save."


Android scan or manual Android barcode scanner prompt Android manual entry

To verify the application is working correctly, ssh to condo.its.iastate.edu

Enter the verification code currently displayed in google authenticator

Enter your temporary password

If your code is correct, you will be connected to Condo Cluster. If your code is incorrect, try generating a new verification code on your phone, then entering it on your computer. If you'restill having trouble, you might want to verify that the time on your phone is correct or read about common issues.

When logged in, change your password using command 'passwd'


 

iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad

Requirements

To use Google Authenticator on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you must have iOS 5.0 or later. In addition, in order to set up the app on your iPhone using a QR code, you must have a 3G model or later.

Downloading the app

Visit the App Store.

Search for Google Authenticator.

Download and install the application.

Setting up the app

You will receive an email containing your PIN for access

Go to https://hpc-ga.its.iastate.edu/condo

Sign in with your ISU credentials

You will get the page requesting you for a PIN:

 

Enter the PIN from your e-mail

You should see the page similar to the one below:

 

On your iOS device, open the Google Authenticator application.

Tap the plus icon.

Tap Time Based (label 1).

There are two ways to link your device to your account. Using QR code is easier but requires a camera. An alternative would be to use the Google Authenticator code listed in the second line of the above page.

8.       To link your phone to your account:

o    Using QR code: Tap "Scan Barcode" (label 2a) and then point your camera at the QR code on your computer screen.

o    Using Google Authenticator code: In the box next to Account (label 2b), enter your account name, which is <your username>@condo.its.iastate.edu. Then, enter the Google Authenticator code on your computer screen into the box next to Key (label 2c) and tap "Done" (label 2d).


iPhone key entry

To verify the application is working correctly, ssh to condo.its.iastate.edu

Enter the verification code currently displayed in google authenticator

Enter your temporary password

If your code is correct, you will be connected to Condo Cluster. If your code is incorrect, try generating a new verification code on your phone, then entering it on your computer. If you'restill having trouble, you might want to verify that the time on your phone is correct or read about common issues.

When logged in, change your password using command 'passwd'

 


BlackBerry devices

Requirements

To use Google Authenticator on your BlackBerry device, you must have OS 4.5-7.0. In addition, make sure your BlackBerry device is configured for US English -- you might not be able to download Google Authenticator if your device is operating in another language.

Downloading the app

Open the web browser on your BlackBerry and visit m.google.com/authenticator.

Download and install the application.

Setting up the app

You will receive an email containing your PIN for access

Go to https://hpc-ga.its.iastate.edu/condo

Sign in with your ISU credentials

You will get the page requesting you for a PIN:

 

Enter the PIN from your e-mail

You should see the page similar to the one below:

 

To link your phone to your account, open the Authenticator app menu and select Manual key entry (label 1).

 


Blackberry key selection

 

Enter your account name (which is <your username>@condo.its.iastate.edu) under "Enter account name" (label 2):

 


Blackberry manual key entry

 

Enter the Google Authenticator code on your computer screen next to "Enter key" (label 3), select Time based from the drop-down menu (label 4) and press Save (label 5).

To verify the application is working correctly, ssh to condo.its.iastate.edu

Enter the verification code currently displayed in google authenticator

Enter your temporary password

If your code is correct, you will be connected to Condo Cluster. If your code is incorrect, try generating a new verification code on your phone, then entering it on your computer. If you'restill having trouble, you might want to verify that the time on your phone is correct or read about common issues.

When logged in, change your password using command 'passwd'