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Two Factor Authentication

What is Two Factor Authentication and how does it work?

What is Two-factor authentication?

With two-factor authentication, you can protect your account better. It is an extra layer of protection beyond your password. It significantly decreases the risk of a hacker accessing your account by combining your password with a second factor.

How does it work?

After you log in using your username and password as usual, you will receive an email with an unique code. You will need this code to get access to your account. Every code can be used only once.

How do I enable it?

You can enable Two-factor authentication on this page. You might need to re-enter your password to acces the page. Once you enable Two-factor authentication, please write down the backup code and store it in a safe place that you can remember. You can use this code to login if you do not have access to your email.

I cannot access my email. How do I log in?

You can use your backup code to acces your account. You can only use this code once, so please change your email address or disable Two-factor authentication to prevent that you lose the access to your account.

Can I disable the extra security layer on one device?

No, at the moment this is not possible.