Add or change your authentication method
An authentication method is an additional layer of security for your account. We recommend having at least two authentication methods for your account in case you lose one method.
If you lost your authentication method and do not have a backup connected to your account, you will need to delete your current login.gov account and create a new one.
Add or change your authentication method:
- Enter your email address at https://secure.login.gov.
- Enter your password.
- Click the “Sign in” button.
- Enter your authentication method.
- On your Login.gov account page, review the “Your authentication methods” menu options on the left side of the page.
- Select a new device to add. Learn more about authentication options
- Follow all prompts to confirm your changes.