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Passwarden is the perfect place to safely store your passwords and other personal information. There are security measures in place to protect your data within the app, and then there is two-factor authentication (TFA / 2FA) to protect your Passwarden profile itself.
This security process has many names - two-factor authentication, dual-factor authentication, two-step verification, TFA, 2FA, etc. The idea behind it is always the same, though: users have to provide two different authentication factors in order to verify themselves. Two-factor authentication protects the user's credentials, profiles, and the data within.
2FA is significantly more reliable and secure than single-factor authentication (SFA) methods. Even if you haven’t heard about them before, we’re constantly using them on a daily basis - a password or passcode are the most common types of single-factor authentication. Compared to this, 2FA methods rely not only on a user providing a password, but also a second factor (a security token, one-time passcode, fingerprint, facial scan, etc.)
Two-factor authentication makes it harder for unauthorized third parties to gain access to a person’s online accounts or devices by adding an additional layer of protection to the authentication process. Knowing your password alone is no longer enough to pass the authentication check if you have the 2FA enabled!
Get a security code to the email address you’ve registered for your KeepSolid ID. To bypass this type of 2FA, you’ll need to enter the code every time you wish to access your account from a new device.
How to turn on or off this this type of two factor authentication
To enable the email-based two-factor authentication, just turn on the Email option and verify your account.
Passwarden is completely free to use, so be sure to give it a try. Or check out our subscription options of some bonus features!