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How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Your ChemiCloud Account

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security by introducing a second step when you log into your account with us. It takes something you know (i.e.: your password), and adds a second factor, typically something you physically have (such as your phone).

Since both are required to log in, in the event an attacker obtains your password, two-factor authentication would stop them from accessing your account.

Why Do You Need It?

Passwords are increasingly easy to compromise. They can often be guessed or leaked, they usually don’t change very often, and despite advice otherwise, many of us have favorite passwords that we use for more than one thing. So Two-factor authentication gives you additional security because your password alone no longer allows access to your account.

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication

You can easily activate it via the My Details page of the client area, under the “Security Settings” tab.

You will have to simply click the Click here to enable button beneath the “Two-Factor Authentication” heading and follow the on-screen instructions.

We recommend the Google Authenticator app which is available for iOS, Android  mobile devices.

If you decide to disable two-factor authentication at a later date, you can simply click the Click here to disable button which will appear in the same location.

That’s it, now you know how to enable Two-Factor Authentication for your ChemiCloud Account!

Updated on July 19, 2019

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