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Registering and Enabling Multi-factor Authentication

September 15, Deadline for Recipients to Register and Enable Multi-factor Authentication ( or

Recipient organization users are required to enroll and register multi-factor authentication (MFA) credentials with either ID.ME or no later than September 15, 2023.

This Presidential, OMB and Treasury requirement will prevent public users from logging into unless they act before September 15th.  After September 15, recipient organization users will not be able to log into until they enroll and register multi-factor authentication in either ID.ME or

Our goal is for every user to be prepared for this mandate, so here are step-by-step guides to help you get started:

The ASAP team is continuing to host free webinars for recipient organization users to learn more. For a list of webinar dates and to register, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is and
    • is a trusted provider specializing in digital identity protection, giving users secure access to applications.
    • is a secure sign-in service used by the public to sign in to participating government agencies.
  • If I already have an or account, can I use it with ASAP? Or do I need to create a new one?
    You can use an existing or account.  If the primary e-mail address associated with your or account is different from your ASAP e-mail address, add your ASAP e-mail address as a secondary e-mail address to your or account.
  • If I need further help with my or account, who do I contact?
  • Will Fiscal Service be offering MFA Training for ASAP users and Recipient Organizations?
    Yes. We will be offering MFA Webinars. To register visit
  • Does this affect the Federal awarding agencies?
    Federal agency users log in with their PIV/CAC. So, no change for agency users that sign in with their PIV/CAC card.  Agency users that do not use their PIV/CAC are required to start using them. Read the instructions for agency users to register and test their PIV/CAC.
  • If users try to login with their old ASAP login credentials, what error message will they get?
    Users will not have the option to enter their old ASAP login credentials.  The only options will be PIV/CAC, or (as shown in the graphic below).
    Screenshot of login credentials screen: ppiv/cac,,

Last modified 05/19/23