Strengthen Your Security: Introducing the New 2-Factor Authentication Add-on

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In today’s digital age, safeguarding your online accounts and data is crucial. Teachworks’ new 2-Factor Authentication Add-on helps to keep your data secure by adding an extra layer of protection. 

In this article, we will explore the 2-Factor Authentication Add-on in more detail.

What is 2-Factor Authentication?

2-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an added layer of security for your online accounts. When you log in with 2FA enabled, you not only need your regular password but also a second form of authentication. This secondary step typically involves a temporary, unique code that is generated on a mobile app. It acts as a one-time access code, making it significantly harder for unauthorized individuals to gain access to your account – even if they have your password.

What Does The 2-Factor Authentication Add-on Do?

The 2-Factor Authentication Add-on requires users to enter a unique 6-digit code from an authenticator app such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, 2FAS Authenticator or Authy. This code is entered in addition to a user’s username and password as an additional step to prevent unauthorized access.

Using The 2-Factor Authentication Add-on

Setting Up

The 2-Factor Authentication Add-on can be enabled on the Integrations & Add-ons page. 

Once enabled, you’ll be able to choose which users will have 2FA enabled in their account. Enabling 2FA can be managed separately for the company administrator, staff accounts and teacher accounts. 

After you’ve customized the “Supported Account Types” setting, each of the selected user types will be able to enable 2FA in their own accounts.

Using The Add-on

2FA can be set up in individual accounts following the easy steps below:

  1. Go to Account & Settings (“Account” in teacher accounts) > 2FA Settings 
  2. Download an authenticator app on your phone, or open your preferred app if you’re already using one
  3. Using the app, scan the QR code displayed in Teachworks. A setup key is also provided if you are prompted to enter it manually in your app.
  4. Your authentication app will now be connected to your Teachworks account and will display a 6-digit code. 

You’ll need to enter this code in the 2FA field and then click “Enable 2FA” to complete the process.

After completing the steps above, 2FA will be enabled and you can expect to enter your username and password, followed by a 6-digit code from your preferred app anytime you access your Teachworks account.

Emergency Access: Recovery Codes

If you’re concerned about losing access to your authenticator app, don’t worry. Once you’ve set up 2FA in your account, you’ll be able to download a list of single use recovery codes. Recovery codes serve as a fail-safe, granting you access to your account when needed. It is essential that you keep these codes secure to prevent any unauthorized access to your account.

Ready to get started with 2FA? Visit our knowledge base for more information and next steps: Teachworks 2-Factor Authentication Add-on

Teachworks offers 60+ free integrations & add-ons in addition to the 2-Factor Authentication Add-on to help you streamline important administrative tasks. If you’re looking for tutor management software to speed up your tutoring business administration, you may want to take advantage of our free 3-week trial.

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