Two-Factor Authentication to Protect Your Passwarden Account

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.

What is two-factor authentication

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! 

Two-factor authentication in Passwarden

What is two-factor authentication when it comes to Passwarden? 2FA allows you to add an extra layer of security to your Passwarden account by setting up a second type of authentication in addition to your password. You can enable any combination of the following types of two-factor authentication:

 

  • authenticator app
  • email

As soon as you enable 2FA, you will be automatically logged out of your Passwarden account on all your devices. From now on, when logging in, you’ll need to provide a code in addition to entering your Master password. This way you can ensure nobody gets unauthorized access to your account.

Types of two-factor authentication in Passwarden

Authenticator App

Use an authenticator app on your mobile device to get a six-digit login passcode. The authenticator app we currently support is Google Authenticator. To use it as your second factor of authentication, you need to install it on your mobile device and link to your KeepSolid ID.

 

How to turn on or off this this type of two factor authentication

To enable two-factor authentication based on the authenticator app, follow the steps below:

 

  1. Enable the Authenticator App option and verify your account.
  2. A screen with QR code will pop up.
  3. Open Google Authenticator on your mobile device and use it to scan the code. Google Authenticator should now provide a six-digit authentication code.
  4. On the pop-up screen with QR code, click Next, enter your authentication code, and press Confirm.

 

That’s it! This will link Google Authenticator to your Passwarden account. How to bypass 2FA that’s based on the authenticator app? Each time you log in to your account on a new device, you’ll need to provide a six-digit authentication code from the authenticator app.

Email

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 - supported platforms

Enable two-factor authentication and use Passwarden for free!

Passwarden is completely free to use, so be sure to give it a try. Or check out our subscription options of some bonus features!