Formulas Online and COLAs Online: How to Use One-time Verification Code

When you enter your user name/email address and password into Formulas Online and COLAs Online, we will email you a one-time verification code that you will need to enter to complete your login.

The use of a one-time verification code is a multi-factor authentication (MFA) mechanism to verify your identity by requiring you to provide more than just a username and password.

This login process provides an increased level of security when accessing your Formulas Online and COLAs Online account(s).

Use of one-time verification code

  1. Navigate to the Formulas Online and COLAs Online Sign in page (my.ttb.gov)
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  1. Enter your login credentials.
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  • After successful validation of your login credentials, a message will display on the screen informing you that a verification code has been sent to your email address.
  • The code will be valid for 30 minutes and will be sent to the email address listed in the Login Information section of your user profile.
  • If you’re unsure which email address is listed, see Formulas Online and COLAs Online: How to Identify Email Associated With Account.
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  1. Open your email and find the TTB email (example email message shown below):
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  1. Enter the code you receive via email in the One-time Verification Code field.
    • If the code has expired or is entered incorrectly 3 times, you can request a new verification code link.

 

  1. Your Formulas Online / COLAs Online home screen should open and you are now logged in to your account.
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Additional Information About One-time Verification Codes

When it comes to securing online accounts, most of us are familiar with the standard combination of using a username and a unique password. For many years, this was considered a reasonably secure way to limit access to just the authorized users of the account. However, due to normal human behavior, people tend to choose easy to remember passwords or reuse the same passwords at multiple online accounts.

MFA is a mechanism to verify individual’s identity by requiring them to provide more than just a username and password. MFA requires a user to provide two or more of the following:

  • Something the user knows – e.g., a password, pass phrase, or PIN
  • Something the user has – e.g., a physical token, a phone-based authenticator, or one-time verification code
  • Something the user is – e.g., a biometric, such as fingerprint or retina pattern

The one-time verification code needed to complete your Formulas Online and COLAs Online account login will be sent to the email displayed in the My Profile section of your account.

  • NOTE: For Formulas Online, the one-time verification code is only sent to the email address designated as the PRIMARY.
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See Formulas Online and COLAs Online: How to Identify Email Associated With Account for more help.

  • Please check your email’s Spam or Junk folder
  • Add do-not-reply-myttb@ttb.gov to your safe list to prevent future emails forwarded to your Spam or Junk folder.
  • Request a new verification code using the request a new verification code link (shown below).
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NOTE: For Formulas Online, the one-time verification code is only sent to the email address designated as the PRIMARY.

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  • You have 30 minutes to enter your code before it expires after the email has been sent.
  • If the code has expired or is entered incorrectly 3 times you can request a new verification code using the request a new verification code link (shown below).
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Formulas Online
  • Draft, submit, and track your beverage formula application
  • Process drawback and Specially Denatured Alcohol formulas
  • Use a singleUser ID to access Formulas and COLAs Online
  • Data validation checkfor a more accurate application
  • Application status emailed to you

Get Started with Formulas Online

 
COLA's Online
  • Create and submit labels electronically
  • Track your submission online
  • Email confirmation of receipt of label applications, and a unique TTB tracking number
  • Faster approvals than with paper applications
  • Fewer rejections for omissions of data due to built-in business rules

Get Started with COLAs Online

Phone CONTACT US

Got questions?  For technical help with Formulas Online see our TTB Online Help Center or contact the TTB Help Desk.  You may contact the Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division online or at 202-453-2250 for formula approval related questions.

Page last updated: August 22, 2022
Maintained by: National Revenue Center