What is Two-Factor Authentication or 2FA?
Two-Factor Authentication is when a user must provide two pieces of evidence to verify their identity to gain access to an app or digital resource.
So if a hacker gains access to your login ID and password, they still can't login without the second authentication method.
Simply put, 2FA makes your AWR data more secure.
How does 2FA work?
Your phone is the most common method for a second authentication method.
You typically install an Authenticator app, which allows you to setup and manage multiple 2FA login accounts.
Then when you login to your AWR account, the app generates a temporary code that you enter into the 2FA login form after you have entered your password.
How do I enable 2FA?
1. Choose an Authenticator app
If you already use an authenticator for other accounts skip to Step #2.
We recommend Authy. It has apps for iOS and Android, as well as desktop versions for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Install the Authenticator app on your phone, and get familiar with how the app works.
2. Enable 2FA in Settings
Access the General Settings > User settings menu, then click on Change after the Two-Factor Authentication option below your profile image.
Open the authentication app on your mobile device to link it to your Advanced Web Ranking account.
When prompted by the app, scan the QR code with your mobile device camera then save your recovery code. This is useful if you ever lose your phone and you need to login without the authenticator code. You should treat the recovery code just like a password. Save it in a safe place like a cloud service such as LastPass or 1Password.
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