Zoom: Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) for added security
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. Zoom offers 2FA as an additional security measure for users. This technical reference guide outlines the steps for enabling 2FA in Zoom.
Step 1: Sign in to the Zoom web portal
To enable 2FA in Zoom, you will need to sign in to the Zoom web portal. To do this, follow these steps:
- Go to the Zoom website (https://zoom.us).
- Click on the "Sign In" button in the top right corner of the screen.
- Enter your email address and password, and then click the "Sign In" button.
Step 2: Enable 2FA for your account
Once you have signed in to the Zoom web portal, you can enable 2FA for your account. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click on the "Settings" icon in the top right corner of the screen, and then click "Two-Factor Authentication."
- Click the "Turn On" button next to Two-Factor Authentication.
- Follow the prompts to set up a 2FA method (e.g. SMS messages or an authenticator app).
Step 3: Set up 2FA for your organization (Optional)
If you are an administrator for your organization's Zoom account, you can also set up 2FA for all users in your organization. To do this, follow these steps:
- Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator.
- In the navigation menu, click Advanced, then Security.
- Make sure the Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication option is enabled.
- Select one of these options to enable 2FA for your organization (or certain groups within it)
- Follow the prompts to set up 2FA for your organization.
Enabling 2FA is an important security measure that can help protect your Zoom account against unauthorized access. By following the steps outlined in this technical reference guide, you can enable 2FA for added security in Zoom.