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How to enable two-factor authentication (2FA)

Reviewed on 13 July 2021Published on 12 March 2020

You can enable two-factor authentication on your account for heightened security. Once enabled, an additional security code, generated by your phone, is required to access your account.

Two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security. As well as your password (the first factor), a second factor (the 2FA app) is required to gain access to your account. Even in case of leaked password, your account is protected by this second layer of security.

Requirements:
  • You have an account and are logged into the Dedibox Console
  • You have downloaded a 2FA Authenticator application to your phone
  1. Click your user name next to logged in as: in the top right corner of the console. Then click Security in the pop-up menu.

  2. The security page displays. Click SHOW QR CODE to display the QR-code to add the Scaleway Dedibox console to your authenticator application.

    Tip:

    If your phone does not have a camera, you can manually enter the registration code shown in the console.

  3. Open the authenticator application on your phone and scan the code using the application.

  4. A registration code is displayed on your phone’s display. Enter this code in the activation form and click Enable to validate.

Your account is now protected by two-factor authentication, and a security token will be requested upon your next login.

Important:

Make sure to keep your authentication device secure as you can’t log in without the 2FA security token.

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