Enable 2-Step Verification (2FA)

2-Step Verification (commonly known as two-factor authentication, or 2FA) acts as an extra layer of security for your wallet. When logging in you will need both the wallet password plus a one-time passcode (OTP) generated by your chosen method of 2FA: SMS codes, Google Authenticator, or Yubikey.

Go to your wallet’s Security Center to set up 2FA.

Google Authenticator

We recommend Google Authenticator for most users. It doesn’t require an internet connection or phone service to use, and is more secure than SMS due to being offline and local to your device.

  1. Download the free application from the App Store or Google Play store.
  2. Under Enable Two Step, press the Enable button.
  3. Press “Use Google Authenticator or Yubikey.”
  4. The Google Authenticator option is opened by default. You will be presented with a QR code to scan with your Google Authenticator app.
    For those on Android devices: Open Google Authenticator on your device, click the 3 dots in the upper right corner and select Add an account, and Scan a barcode.
    For those on iOS devices: Open Google Authenticator on your device, click on the + symbol in the upper right, then click Scan barcode.
  5. Scan the QR code with your mobile device. Once this is complete, you'll now see your Wallet ID listed in your app with 6 numbers that change randomly every 30 seconds. This is your 2FA code that you will use for logging in.
  6. Enter the code and press Enable 2FA.

SMS

If you do not have a smartphone, you can opt to have your OTP codes sent to your mobile phone by SMS.

  1. You will need to link your mobile number. This article explains how to link and verify your mobile device.
  2. Under Enable Two Step, press the Enable button.
  3. Two options will be presented: Google Authenticator/Yubikey or SMS. Click on the rightmost circle to proceed to the SMS option and click “Use your mobile phone number.”

Yubikey

If you have a Yubikey, you can use it to ensure secure U2F logins into your wallet.

  1. Under Enable Two Step, press the Enable button.
  2. Press “Use Google Authenticator or Yubikey.”
  3. The Google Authenticator option is opened by default. Press YubiKey.
  4. Click inside the field. Insert your Yubikey and press to fill in the code.
  5. Press Enable 2FA.

Continue on to Level 3 in our Security Center. If you ever want to switch 2FA methods, navigate to Settings > Security and disable 2FA there, then return to the Security Center to set it up again using a different method.

 

 

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