Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA)

What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) requires a second set of credentials, in addition to a password and username, before it will allow access to an account. You can read more about the concept in our Security Score guide.

Enabling 2FA on your account

To enable two-factor authentication on your Cloud 66 account:

  1. Open your Dashboard
  2. Click on your account avatar (top-right) and select Account Settings
  3. Click on Login & Security in the Account panel on the left
  4. Click on the Two-factor Authentication tab
  5. Install the Google Authenticator app on your phone (links are provided) and then click the green Next - verify your phone button
  6. Scan the barcode provided using your newly installed Authenticator app (you can also manually enter the details of the key if you’re having trouble scanning the barcode)
  7. Enter the verification code provided by Authenticator and click the Verify button

Logging in with 2FA

If 2FA is enabled, when you log in you will be asked to provide the current confirmation code from the Google Authenticator app. This code changes constantly (every minute or so), so it will be different every time you log in.

Enforcing 2FA for your team

You can also force all the members of your Cloud 66 account to use 2FA. To do this:

  1. Open your Dashboard
  2. Click on your account avatar (top-right) and select Account Settings
  3. Click on Login & Security in the Account panel on the left
  4. Scroll down to the section named “Enforce 2FA for your Team” and click the green Force 2FA for your_team_name button.

This will oblige all team members to set up 2FA before they are able to access the team’s Cloud 66 account.

Adding a physical FIDO security key

Physical security keys add another layer of security to your account, making it even harder for anyone to gain unauthorised access. If you need more background info on physical keys please read our detailed guide on the subject.

To add a physical key (including a Krypton key):

  1. Open your Dashboard
  2. Click on your account avatar (top-right) and select Account Settings
  3. Click on Login & Security in the Account panel on the left
  4. Click on the Security Keys tab
  5. Follow the instructions on screen to pair your physical device to your Cloud 66 account

Troubleshooting

If you’re using a USB-based device:

If you’re using the Krypton app:

Add a recovery phone number

We strongly suggest that you add your phone number on the Account page to recover your account should you at some point not be able to access your verification codes on your phone.