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Two-Factor Authentication

How to set up & use two-factor authentication in Boords

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Written by Karen Mc Guinness
Updated over a week ago

Two-Factor Authentication, or 2FA, is a security process that requires two different types of information to verify your identity. This typically involves something you know (like a password) and something you have (such as a code sent to your mobile device). By combining these two factors, 2FA significantly enhances your account's security by adding an extra layer of protection against unauthorized access.

Incorporating 2FA into your Boords account setup is a straightforward process designed to provide peace of mind. This article will guide you through the steps to enable 2FA, helping ensure that your creative work remains secure and accessible only to you and those you trust.

2FA is available on Powerhouse plans only.

Enabling 2-factor authentication

To enable 2FA, head to the Email & profile page. Open the Security tab in the sidebar.

Click Enable Two Factor Authentication.

You’ll then be prompted to scan the QR code with your 2FA app - for example, Google Authenticator, Authy, or 1Password.

After successful setup, you’ll see a list of backup codes you can use to sign in should you lose access to your authentication code. You can use these in place of the one-time authentication code generated by you app. Please note that these codes are only visible once.

Once you’ve successfully enabled 2FA, you’ll see an option to disable it on the Security page.

Logging in with 2-factor authentication

When you have 2FA enabled, you’ll see an addition screen on the login page after adding your email address & password. This is where you’ll enter your one-time password or your backup code.

Team management of 2FA

Each team member’s 2FA status will show on the Manage team page. This will give team admins a quick overview of which teammates have enabled 2FA.

There are three possible statuses:

  • Signs in with Google

  • Two-factor enabled

  • Two-factor not enabled

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