Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a type (subset) of multi-factor authentication. It is a method of confirming users' claimed identities by using a combination of two different factors:
- something they know,
- something they have, or
- something they are.
Reckon supports 2 Factor authentication, with users being able to employ either of the popular authenticator apps Authy or Google Authenticator.
To use Authy with Reckon simply download the Authy app, and generate a scannable 2FA QR Code from the service you are setting up 2FA for; so for Reckon it's as easy as generating the scannable code, and then using the Authy app to finish the configuration. You only need to complete this step once.
To use Google, the process is the same; with Reckon simply download the Google Authenticator app, and generate a 2FA QR Code from the service you are setting up 2FA for; so for Reckon its as easy as generating the scannable code, and then using the Google authenticator app to finish the initial setup. This only needs to be done once.
Reckon also supports 2FA even without a smartphone – click here to learn more.
Updated: 30th August, 2018