What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication is a security process which provides an extra level of account security by asking account owners to verify they are who they say they are. This makes it more difficult for attackers to gain access to your account(s), because knowing the password by itself is not enough to pass the authentication check.

All account owners who access their account(s) online will be required to establish two-factor verification. Account owners will be required to provide a valid phone number and the program will call or text a PIN. Account owners will then be required to enter this PIN with their username and password each time they log into their account unless they designate a specific device as a trusted.

You may choose to enable “two-factor authentication” at any time:

  1. Select “Profile & Documents”
  2. Select “Password & Security Features”

Under “Manage Two-Factor Authentication,” select “Enable”

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