Two-factor authentication is an additional layer of security and safety. And it is also known as multi-factor authentication.
Today, the incessant digital crimes and internet frauds are increasingly taking place. That’s why people should be extremely familiar with the significance of online security, usernames, and password logins.
When are we asked a question from people what are the Two Factor Authentication? Then only a few of them can answer this question. The probability is that they will not know what it is? Or how it works? Even they may be using them every single day.
Only demanding a simple username and password for your private data such as personal and financial details, these have become a piece of cake for criminals to gain access to your accounts. If you are afraid that your personal data would get stolen, don’t fear because we are here to help you. And now we are going to elucidate about how you can turn on Two-factor Authentication.
Note: Before you begin, first of all, you will have to be sure that you have an authenticator application on your phone. And that application should support the Time-based and One-Time Password (TOTP) standard. Apps like Duo, Google Authenticator, and Authy are considered as one of the most trusted apps that also do support TOTP.
Steps to Enable Two-Factor Authentication:-
- Open the Firefox.
- Go to the Preferences of your Firefox account.
- Tap on Manage account link.
- Then you will see Two-step authentication on the panel (under your account name).
- And then tap on Enable button option.
Note: If you don’t see the option here, then Mozilla recommends that you may also add & showTwoStepAuthentication=true at the end of the URL and then refresh the page.
- And then, you have to scan the QR code with a well-matched authenticator app like Authy or Google Authenticator.
- Then enter the security code.
- After you enter the code, a list of recovery codes will be sent to you.
- And you can use that recovery codes in the future if your phone is lost or it is unavailable.
- Be sure that you either print or make a copy of recovery codes to a suitable but secure place.
- Mozilla will also send you an email which will let you know that two-factor has been enabled for your account.
And when the next time your Firefox account will be logged in, on another PC, you will then be asked to generate a code to type in and to use your authentication app.