Cougar Lock
2-step Authentication


Cougar Lock is APU's 2-Step Authentication security tool. It adds an extra layer of security to your APU account and lowers the risk of your account being compromised. Once Cougar Lock is enabled on your APU Account, anytime you sign in to a new device or from a different location, you will need your smartphone to confirm it's really you. Cougar Lock will be used for APU resources that are secured behind our Central Authentication System (CAS).

Link to Service

Setting up Cougar Lock
Cougar Lock FAQ

Requesting Service

As an APU account holder, you are eligable to enable Cougar Lock (2-Step Authentication). From, you will find Cougar Lock available in the menu items.

Help for Service

Please contact the IMT Support Center for more information at or (626) 815-5050.


  • Faculty

  • Staff

  • Students

Customer Responsibilities

Your APU Network Account provides you with access to important personal information, and in the case of faculty and staff, may provide access to private student information.

You should maintain strong passwords and never share them with anyone. If you suspect your password has been compromised, you should change your password immediately from the “My Network Account” section of the portal, or from the “Forgot your password link” on the sign-in screen.

For tips on what you can do to help keep your account secure, visit


Acceptable Use Policy

Network Account