Username and Password: Two-Factor Authentication

Last Updated: Nov 25 2019 12:19 pm UTC

Two-factor authentication, also commonly referred to as 2FA is an optional feature for extra-strong security. It adds another layer of security to your account so if compromised or stolen, only you can log in.

Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

Before you start, download an authentication application such as Authy1Password or LastPass Authenticator.

STEP 1 — Go to your Account Settings and scroll down to Account Security.

You will see if it is enabled or disabled in the brackets


STEP 2 — Click "Enable Two-factor Authentication" to open a pop-up window,

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STEP 3 — Scan the barcode with your application

STEP 4 —  Enter the six-digit code from the application (After scanning the barcode image, the app will display a six-digit code that you can enter below)

Note: Only input the secret key in your app instead, if you are not able to scan the code.

You will see a new window appear with recovery codes.

STEP 5 —  Save the codes by downloading them in TXT format, printing or/and copying them to the clipboard.

Note: You will only be able to proceed when the codes are saved.

Recovery codes should be only used to access your account in the event you cannot receive two-factor authentication codes from your app.

Note: Each security code can be used only once!

Two-Factor Authentication in Use

If two-factor authentication has been enabled, you will be asked for the security code after logging in with your e-mail and password.

STEP 1 — Go to the login page,

STEP 2 — Enter the six-digit code from your code generation app

 

 

 


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