Two Factor Authentication (2FA) – How to Setup

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Two-factor authentication(2FA) is a measure that strengthens security by requiring two methods (also referred to as factors) to verify your identity as the authorized account holder. These factors can include something you know – like a username and password, plus something you have – like a smartphone app to approve authentication requests. 2FA offers a second layer of security against phishing, social engineering and password brute-force attacks and secures your logins from attackers exploiting weak or stolen credentials.

To enable 2FA you will need a mobile device that will generate the code that will be used along with your login credentials.

Things you need to enable 2FA

A mobile phone with a Google Authenticator app or Authy (recommended). Your phone does not need to be connected to the internet to generate a code each time.  Alternatively you can enable 2FA authentication through email. You will receive your authentication code via email each time, however this method is considered less than ideal since if your email is compromised so will your email 2FA code.

How to enable 2FA on Dropil

Here are the steps to activate 2FA for your Dropil account

  1. Log in to your dashboard
  2. Click on settings on the left
  3. Follow the process to enable the 2FA

 

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