Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Xero - It's time to set up two-step authentication

As a subscriber or Payroll Administrator in Xero with access to sensitive data and employee information, we recommend you prepare for two-step authentication (2SA) on your Xero login.

2SA creates an extra layer of security by requiring you to enter a code that's been generated by the authentication app on your smartphone when you log on. You will need to enter the code at least once every 30 days.

This simple but important step will soon be compulsory as we continue our commitment to security and support tighter requirements and recommendations from the Australian Tax Office.

Set up 2SA now
From today, you'll be prompted to activate 2SA whenever you log into Xero – until set up is complete. Simply press the ‘Set up 2SA now’ button and we will walk you through the steps to strengthen your security.

For more assistance, these resources are also available:

2SA will be compulsory on your login by 11 September, so make the change today as we work together to keep security top of mind.

  • Updated: 30th August, 2018