You can enhance the security of your NODE40 account by enabling two-factor authentication.
What is Two-Factor Authentication?
Two-Factor Authentication, commonly abbreviated 2FA, is a way to protect your account using two types of credentials, something you know and something you have. The first type of credential, something you know is the password you already use to sign in. The second type, something you have, is an application typically installed on your mobile device, which generates a time-based one-time password (TOTP).
This adds security to your account because even if someone learns your password, that person would still need access to the device with your authenticator application on it to access your account.
You can find authenticator apps in the app store on your device. Popular examples of authenticator applications include:
- Google Authenticator
- Various Password Managers
How Do I Enable Two-Factor Authentication for my NODE40 account?
Note: Before enabling two-factor authentication, be aware that if you lose access to your device you will not be able to log in to NODE40. To recover your account you will need to contact NODE40 support to prove that you are the account holder.
After you have installed an authenticator app, enable two-factor authentication using the following steps:
- Log in to your NODE40 account (https://www.node40.com/sso/login), go to My Account, go to the Security tab. Enter your password and click Enable Two-Factor Authentication.
- You will then be shown a QR code. Scan the QR code with your authenticator app.
Note: you can save this code in a secure place so that you can use it to add your NODE40 account to an authenticator app on new device. Treat this code with as much care as you would any other secure information.
- Once you have scanned the code with your authenticator app, you will be shown a one time use code on your device. Enter that code into the form and click Enable Two-Factor Authentication.
Congratulations! You have enhanced the security of your NODE40 account. From now on any time you log in to NODE40 you will be asked to enter a code from your authenticator app in addition to entering your password.