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Has Global Entry/Trusted Traveler website changed?

I had a question about renewal and needed to change the address on my Global Entry card. I googled to find the site and it wouldn't take my login. I saw that it was a different website than I had used before. Has globalentry.gov changed to login.gov? I don't remember a notice about this. It says I can create an account at login.gov which I did. It appears to have Trusted Travelers as a 'partner'. It looks like the government may be trying to create a universal login for many of their programs.
Am I correct in my assumption the website has changed to login.gov? Looking for advice from people who have experience with using the new site and when this change happened.

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That's the way I see it. I think the new login allows one entry point for all those travel programs and allows for two step verification.

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The change to “Trusted Traveler” at login.gov was some time ago. I pulled out my printed copies of documents from our Global Entry file and the document with my Trusted Traveler “key” is dated in November, 2018.

I applied to renew our Global Entry memberships last week and the login I created in 2018 is the one I needed. Not the 16-digit “personal key” they give you——that is used only if you lose your phone or device used for 2-factor identification.

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Thanks,everyone. Lola, I created the new account yesterday, but I don't remember getting a key. I do recall an option somewhere about a list of passwords (?) Were those the keys because I think it was an option and I didn't choose that. I'll go back in tomorrow though and look.
Thanks so much to all of you for putting my mind at ease about this.

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Laurie Beth, I do not know the answer to your question. I took a screenshot of the “key” from the website when I created the new account; it is 16 characters (letters or numbers) in groups of 4, separated by hyphens. They made it sound important in case you lose your phone or other device for the 2-factor ID. When I went to renew our Global Entry I pulled these “keys” out and had them handy, but all I needed to log in to the Trusted Traveler site was my email and password. They then sent a 6-digit verification code to my phone by text, which I entered to proceed.

Maybe over time they have gotten away from the “personal key” thing? I was never asked for it during the renewal process. If you did not get one, I wouldn’t worry about it. The 2-factor ID process works just fine.

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Laurie Beth and Lola: When we applied for our GE last December, each of us was given a list of 10 12-character codes. These were to be used to verify our identity; each code could be used only once, and if we were to use all of them, we'd get another set of 10.

I've used 2 of mine in the last week or so, trying to set up our interview time. In addition, we get a phone call with a 6 digit security code.

Oddly enough, when I've used my husband's account, it has never asked for one of these codes, but does call with a 6 digit security code.

Weird.

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Thanks, Lola and Jane. I guess I will try to hope I never lose my phone and have to have the 'keys.' I will also try to ask about them when I have to go in to the airport G.E. office to verify my new address. I understand from the website the address I could change on the website is my mailing address, but I have to change my permanent home address in person.