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How to enable two-step verification?

How to enable two-step verification?

Securing your account with two-step login is a quick and straightforward process which improves your protection against hacking and identity theft.

To enable it, go to your profile icon in the top right of your Client Area header and click on Login & Profile. Navigate to Security > 2-Step Verification and click on Enable.

Enable two-factor login & start generating codes

There are several steps you need to follow before you successfully enable two-step verification for your account. At any point in the process, you can go back to a previous step if you need to check or verify the information you have provided.

Download the authenticator app to your smartphone

SiteGround uses the Time-based One-time Password protocol to operate two-factor login. To use it with your account, you need an app that supports this protocol. There is a compatible application for every major smartphone platform, some of the most popular include:

Download and install the app of your choice to your smartphone. This will allow you to start generating one-time passwords for your SiteGround account.

Once you are ready, click the Next to proceed.

Add SiteGround account

On this step, you will see a unique Barcode (also called a QR code) and Secret generated for your account. Open the application you downloaded on the previous step and select the option to add a new account. Select Scan barcode on your phone and use the camera to scan the code provided in your SiteGround Client Area .

If you cannot use your camera to scan the QR code, add your account manually with the Manual Entry option. Write down a name for your account and enter the Secret provided next to the QR code in your SiteGround account. If using Google Authenticator when manually adding an account, choose time-based password rather than counter-based. Once ready, click Next to proceed.

Confirm successful activation

Once you successfully added your SiteGround account to the authenticator app that you prefer to use, you will see a code which changes every 30 seconds.

Enter this code in the Enter Security Code: text field and click Confirm. Note that once you complete this step, two-factor login is active and you will need to provide the code from the authenticator app whenever you try to log in.

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