Registering and Enabling SmartAuth for your Account

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SmartAuth is a multi-factor authentication (MFA) system used to protect your accounts. SmartAuth is used to verify the identity of users attempting to access certain resources. The first service to use SmartAuth will be WISE. Banking, financial, and other industries already use similar systems as part of their online login security procedures.

SmartAuth provides an additional layer of protection to a user's digital identity as well as adding protection to data, systems and services. The first layer (something you know) is the verification of your username and password and the second layer is a passcode delivered to a phone or mobile device (something you have).

Registering and Enabling SmartAuth for your Account

In order to use SmartAuth, you must register at least one phone number and enable the service for your account. Below are the steps to do this.

  1. Go to: and login with your myPlymouth username and password.

  1. You will be prompted for your USNH ID. Enter and select continue.

  1. Follow the instructions on the screen to register a phone number. You need to have the phone with you as a passcode will be sent to the phone via voice or sms/text (depending on the choice you pick). You must enter the passcode to confirm the phone number. Once this is done, you can name your device.

  1. Once you've successfully enrolled one phone number, you can either enroll a second number (recommended in the event you are without the primary) or select "skip this step and continue".

  1. If you select "skip this step and continue", you will be presented with your SmartAuth Profile page. This is where you manage your SmartAuth information and enable your account to use the SmartAuth service.


Article ID: 2964
Fri 10/2/20 5:19 PM
Sun 10/18/20 6:23 PM
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