VPN 2FA Setup

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VPN 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) Setup

Nashville State is implementing the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) to strengthen security for remote access to the campus network via NetExtender. A TOTP compatible authenticator app is required; NSCC supports Microsoft Authenticator.

  1. Install the Microsoft Authenticator app from the App Store or Google Play Store
  2.  Choose “Add Account” or click the three dots and choose “+ Add Account”
Microsoft Authenticator
  1. Choose “Other account”
  2. Follow any prompts to give Microsoft Authenticator permission to use the device camera
  3. Your device is now ready to scan the QR code obtained in the next steps
Authenticator Add Other Account
  1. Navigate to https://vpn.nscc.edu on a separate device
  2.  Verify that “administration” is selected from the Domain drop down
  3. Click “Next”
Administration domain
  1. Enter your username and password
    Note: The UserID is your legacy computer login (typically lastname_firstInitial i.e. doe_j). You can find your legacy computer login on your myNSCC dashboard under “Employee Computer Login”.
  2. Click “Login”
VPN Login
  1. A QR code to setup an authenticator app is displayed
    Note: NSCC recommends and only supports the Microsoft Authenticator app
  2. Scan the QR code with your authenticator app
2FA QR Code
  1.  Your VPN account now appears in the list
  2. Tap on the account to reveal the OTP (one time passcode)
Authenticator Accounts
  1.  Enter the six digit code into the “Code” field in the Mobile App Binding dialog box on the VPN website from steps 6 & 7
  2. Click “VERIFY”
  3. Your VPN account is now setup for two-factor authentication
One Time Passcode