Two-factor authentication (2FA)

June 19, 2018

Two-factor authentication (2FA)

In response to popular demand from the raising number of Enterprise clients we are introducing two-factor authentication. You may already know this method from popular services like GitHub or Gmail – now you can use it to secure your workspaces on Buddy.

Enabling 2FA

To use 2FA, you'll need a mobile device with an active number, or a 2FA app installed. The option is activated in your Profile Settings:

2FA toggle2FA toggle

There are two ways to set up 2FA:

Enabling two-factor authenticationEnabling two-factor authentication

Set up using SMS

Select your country code and enter the number to which Buddy will send the authentication code. Enter the code to finish activation.

Setting up SMS authenticationSetting up SMS authentication

Set up using an app

This way involves using an application to scan a barcode and produce a six-digit activation code. You can use any 2FA app, for example Google Authenticator.

Google Authenticator 2FA setupGoogle Authenticator 2FA setup

In both cases, you will receive recovery codes in case you lose access to your mobile. You can regenerate them at any time in /my-id.

2FA recovery codes2FA recovery codes

Forcing 2FA for all workspace users

You can improve the security of your workspace by forcing 2FA during the log in:

  1. Go to your workspace's DashboardPreferences.
  2. Check Only users with 2FA can log in.
You need to be an admin to enable this option.

Workspace 2FA requirementWorkspace 2FA requirement

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Alexander Kus

Alexander Kus

Customer Success Manager

A story-teller and conversation-lover, Alexander decided to invest his skills to help his friends at Buddy transform the cold language of patch notes into exciting narratives. Also: an avid gamer, hip-hop DJ, Liverpool FC fan, absentminded husband, and the father of two.