Setting Up Google Authenticator

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Downloading Google Authenticator
After you have activated your account login and set your password, you will need to download Google Authenticator on your smart phone or tablet in order to access CMIT. CMIT requires two-factor authentication to provide the needed level of security as designated by CMS. If you are unable to use a smart phone or tablet with Google Authenticator, you will not be able to access the controlled access CMIT site. However, you may search the measure inventory using the public site available at https://cmit.cms.gov.
To begin, you will need to download the Google Authenticator app from the App Store (for iPhones or iPads) or from Google Play (for Android phones and tablets). To go directly to the download, you can scan the QR code below with your phone to download Google Authenticator on your device.
Scan the QR code to download Google Authenticator
For additional support to install Google Authenticator, click on the corresponding link below to get installation instructions for your device.
Setting up Your Google Authenticator Account
1. When the app has downloaded, open it and select Begin Setup
2. Login to CMIT using your User ID and password from the Controlled-Access CMIT home page
3. Select Scan Barcode
4. Scan the QR Code for the CMIT key
Once this CMIT-specific code is entered into the Google Authenticator app, it does not need to be entered again. Every time you log into CMIT, you will go into the Google Authenticator app to obtain a new token code.
Logging in with Google Authenticator
1. Once the Google Authenticator account is setup, navigate to the CMIT home page
2. Enter your username and password and click "Authenticate"
3. Enter in the six-digit Google Authenticator token code for your CMIT account
4. Click Continue
For security reasons, your session will terminate after 30 minutes of inactivity or upon logout.
Using Google Authenticator on More than One Device
Google Authenticator allows you to set up multiple accounts for different websites or applications. A single instance of Google Authenticator will support multiple accounts from different applications and with different shared keys, so you do not need to use a different device for each application. You can also set up the same account on multiple devices if you use the same value for Key.
Losing Your Google Authenticator Key
If you lose your Google Authenticator Key due to a new, lost or broken smart phone or tablet, you will need to send an e-mail to MMSsupport@battelle.org requesting a key reset. The next time you log onto CMIT after the key is reset, the system will display your new authenticator key.
Download the User Guide
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