Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is a method used to improve security for your online accounts. When a website uses Two Factor Authentication (2FA), the website will typically send you an email or text message with a security code that must be provided to the website, when prompted, in order to gain access to the account.  Most commonly, Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is set up using an email address or a cell phone number.  In some instances, Two Factor Authentication (2FA) can be set up using a land line phone number and there are third party apps, like Google Authenticator, which can provide the security code directly.

Once Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is enabled, you will not be granted access to the account unless you can provide the requested security code and most security codes are valid for only a few minutes.    Be sure that you have access to your email account or your text messages before logging into an account website that uses Two Factor Authentication (2FA).