eRA Enhancement: Two Factor Authentication Login Option Coming to eRA Modules

We are pleased to let you know that a new login method to access eRA Commons, Commons Mobile, ASSIST and IAR via will be available April 8, 2020.

eRA’s move to two-factor authentication via is part of HHS’ Reinvent Grants Management Initiative to provide the applicant and grantee community the ability to log in to four different grants systems (eRA,, and Payment Management System) using the same account via Two-factor authentication will help ensure the security of your personal information.

Note that use of is currently optional and you may continue to log in using your eRA Commons credentials or federated account credentials if you prefer. 

If you do not have a account, you will need to create a account and then associate it to your existing eRA Commons account in a one-time process (see graphic below). If you already have a account, skip Step 2.

The three steps involved to access eRA Commons via

Figure 1: The three steps involved to access eRA Commons via

To help you understand how is used, we have several handy resources.