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As you know, security is a big deal for us. You might have heard that a single password may not be enough those days. Well, here it is! Two factor authentication is now available for everyone.

What is two factor? And how does it work?

When you login with a simple password, you access you account with something you know.

If someone else ever gets your password, your account is compromised. To prevent this situation, the login process should invole something you know, and something you have. This is the second factor.

2FA is pretty simple, once activated you login in with:

  • your credentials
  • and a third-party app on your phone providing a temporary code

Now having your password known/guessed by a third-party is not enough for them to get into your account.

How to setup?

Login to the Clever Console and head over to your profile. Under "Authentication", you'll see a new button: Activate 2FA.

A QR-Code will show up. Scan it with a 2FA app on your phone (Google Authenticator, Authenticator by Microsoft…)

For future logins, your password and the code from the app will be necessary.

IMPORTANT:

Don't forget to save your recovery codes! Each one can replace a generated 6-digits code (but only once).

Enable 2FA

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By Clément Nivolle

Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of Clever Cloud. Clement is also in charge of the global user experience.