How to add two-factor authentication (2FA) to your account

Watch and learn: Two-Factor Authentication

As part of our ongoing commitment to security, your beehiiv account comes with the option to add two-factor authentication (2FA). This process provides a simple yet effective additional security measure for your beehiiv account, which can be particularly important with the added features for accepting and making payouts through your beehiiv wallet.

To set up 2FA, you'll need a 3rd-party app installed on your smartphone with 2FA capabilities, such as Google Authenticator, Authy, or 1Password. This article uses Google Authenticator as an example.

How to set up 2FA

1. From the left hand panel in your account, go to Settings > Password

2. Under the Two-Factor Authentication section, click on the Add button. A QR code will appear. 

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3. Open your chosen 2FA app (e.g., Google Authenticator), and use it to scan the QR code in your beehiiv account. This will generate a new item in the app that updates with numbers every few seconds.

4. Enter the numbers generated by the 2FA app into the field of the 'Two-Factor Authentication' section in beehiiv, then click on Save

5. Once accepted, you'll see a green check signaling that your beehiiv account is now connected to your 2FA app. Then moving forward, each time you log into your beehiiv account, you will be required to confirm the numbers in your 2FA app to authenticate it. 

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