Using Microsoft 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.

Google does not provide Google Authenticator for Windows Phones, however one can use Microsoft Authenticator available in the Windows Phone Store.

Install Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device using both the instructions below and at 7Tutorials website.

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

Microsoft 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.

Downloading the app

Download and install the application on your Windows Phone.

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 Windows Phone, open the Authenticator application.

Click the add (+) button.

There are two ways to link your device to your account. Using QR code is easier, just tap the camera icon on the bottom. An alternative would be to use the Google Authenticator code listed in the second line of the above page.

After adding and saving account in the Authenticator, verify that the application is working correctly by logging (using ssh) to condo.its.iastate.edu

Enter the verification code currently displayed in 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'