Strengthen your security with two-factor authentication.
Secure your personal account
Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds a second layer of security to your Cognito Forms account, in addition to your standard password. Even if an unauthorized user somehow obtains or guesses your password, they’ll be thwarted by this additional level of security.
In this second security layer, you’re required to enter a six-digit code, which is constantly changing and unique every time you log in.
You can choose to receive this code in one of two ways:
- Authenticator apps (such as Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator)
- Email (which serves as a backup to your authenticator app)
All Cognito Forms users can (and should) enable two-factor authentication in their account settings. This simple step helps prevent fraudulent use of your account – protecting your organization, your data, and your peace of mind.
Add strength to your organization’s security
When you strengthen your account security through two-factor authentication, this also helps protect every organization you access in Cognito Forms.
In fact, many organizations have policies that require users to enable two-factor authentication. This helps ensure that everyone accessing the organization’s forms and folders has secured their accounts.
Organization Administrators can then easily see who has 2FA turned on in order to manage their organization’s security.
Require 2FA for your organization
Organization administrators who manage organizations on the Enterprise plan can set your organization to require two-factor authentication for all users. The system will then automatically enforce this policy for you.
Only users with two-factor authentication enabled will have access to your organization. Should a user turn off 2FA, they will be denied access until they re-enable this required security measure.
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