What is 2FA and how to set it up on Reedsy

You can choose to add a second layer of authentication to your Reedsy account.

What is two-factor authentication? (2FA)
Two-factor authentication (2FA), also known as 2-step verification, is a security layer in addition to your username and password. With 2FA enabled on your account, you will have to provide your password (first "factor") and your 2FA code (second "factor") when signing in to your Reedsy account. 2FA codes are associated with a specific device such as your smartphone.

Why should I use 2FA?
Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security to your Reedsy Account.

How do I enable 2FA?
Navigate to your Reedsy Account settings and you will find a section that allows you to enable 2FA. Follow the instructions to enable 2FA using your smartphone or tablet and make sure you save your recovery code somewhere safe.



When will I be asked to enter a 2FA code?
You’ll be asked to enter a 2FA code whenever you sign in to your Reedsy Account. If you use a social account to sign in, such as Google or Facebook, you will not be asked to enter a 2FA code.

What is a recovery code?
In the event that you lose access to the device you initialised your 2FA code on, your recovery code can be used to disable 2FA on your Reedsy Account, allowing you to sign in with just one factor (your email and password).

The recovery code is a 12 digit code that is provided to you when you enable 2FA on your Reedsy account.



How do I use my recovery code?
To use your recovery code select Sign in another way when attempting to sign in to your Reedsy Account. Then choose, ‘Use your recovery code’ and follow the instructions.

This will disable the two-factor authentication in your account allowing you to sign in with only one factor (email and password).





How do I see my recovery code?
Your recovery code is visible both when you enable 2FA initially as well on your Reedsy Account settings afterwards.

How do I access my account if I have lost my recovery codes?
You must reach out to our support team with proof of your identity. They will be able to assist you in regaining access to your account.

How do I disable 2FA?
To disable 2FA navigate to your Reedsy Account settings and find the section Two-factor Authentication. If you have successfully set up 2FA in the past, you will see an option to edit or disable your 2FA security. Press Disable and enter your Reedsy Account password to complete the process.



Can I change devices after enabling 2FA?
You can. Navigate to your Reedsy Account settings and find the section Two-factor Authentication. From here you can click on Reconfigure to restart the activation process in a new device.

Keep in mind that by entering the process of changing your two-factor authentication device, your current two-factor authentication device and recovery code will both be invalidated.
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