Just one easily guessed password can stop your business in its tracks.
When it comes to keeping your Xero data secure, put an extra deadbolt on the door with two-step authentication (2SA) and stay safe online.
How to Setup 2SA
1. Download the Authenticator App
Download an authenticator App to your phone (or desktop) from the app store.
2. Sync the App with Xero
For more information on how to sync your authenticator app to your Xero login and set up your security questions.
Click here to watch how to set up for iPhone, Android and PC.
3. Logging into Xero
Next time you log in to Xero, you’ll log in as you usually would by entering your email and password. You’ll then open your authenticator app and enter the passcode to sign in.
Is this level of security necessary? Shouldn’t I be able to choose?
Our lives are becoming more digital, but many people still use and share weak passwords that can be easily guessed or fail to keep software and anti-malware up to date. For this reason, two-step authentication is being used more often in everyday situations where security and privacy are important, including access to online banking and emails.
What may appear to be temporarily inconvenient has been proven to significantly reduce the risk and inconvenience of a compromised account.
Visit Xero’s website for more information on Two-Step Authentication for Xero.