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Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) for added security

This technical reference guide outlines the steps for enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) in Box to provide an additional layer of security for users and organizations.
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Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security measure that requires users to provide two forms of identification in order to access their accounts. This helps protect against unauthorized access, as it makes it more difficult for attackers to gain access to an account. Box offers 2FA as an additional security measure for users. This technical reference guide outlines the steps for enabling 2FA in Box.

Step 1: Set up a 2FA method

In order to enable 2FA in Box, you will need to set up a 2FA method. Box offers several options for 2FA, including SMS messages, authenticator apps, and security keys. To set up a 2FA method, follow these steps:

  • Sign in to your Box account.
  • Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen, and then click "Account Settings."
  • In the "Security" tab, click the "Add Two-Factor Authentication" button.
  • Follow the prompts to set up a 2FA method.

Step 2: Enable 2FA for your account

Once you have set up a 2FA method, you can enable 2FA for your account. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Sign in to your Box account.
  • Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen, and then click "Account Settings."
  • In the "Security" tab, click the "Turn On" button next to Two-Factor Authentication.

Step 3: Set up 2FA for your organization (Optional)

If you are an administrator for your organization's Box account, you can also set up 2FA for all users in your organization. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Sign in to the Box Admin console.
  • Click on the "Security" tab.
  • In the "Two-Factor Authentication" section, click the "Edit" button.
  • Follow the prompts to set up 2FA for your organization.

Enabling 2FA is an important security measure that can help protect your Box account against unauthorized access. By following the steps outlined in this technical reference guide, you can enable 2FA for added security in Box.

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