Finally, Zoom introduces two-factor authentication: Here’s how to activate feature in your account. One of most used application during Work from home era is Zoom. Still, while Zoom has skyrocketed in popularity in recent months, it’s also had its fair share of embarrassing security problems. Issues with Zoombombing, malware, and phishing scams have made users and businesses wary of the platform — and rightfully so. Nobody wants a hacker to access an important meeting and hurl racial epithets or profanity. It’s bad for business.

Zoom has finally added two-factor authentication (2FA) to the platform making it easier for admins and organisations to protect their users and prevent security breaches.

2FA is a secure login feature that helps identify online users through a process that requires them to present two or more pieces of information/evidence/credentials that can authenticate ownership of the account.

Using 2FA will also help keep you in compliance if your workplace deals with sensitive data or customer information on a regular basis. Plus, you’ll reduce the risk of being Zoombombed or hit with malware, which can be both embarrassing and potentially detrimental to your business dealings.

How to enable 2FA on Zoom

To enable Zoom’s 2FA for password-based authentication, you’ll want to take the following steps: 

  1. Sign in to the Zoom Dashboard.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Advanced > Security. 
  3. Make sure the Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication option is enabled.
  4. Select one of these options to enable 2FA for:
    • All users in your account: Enable 2FA for all users in the account.
    • Users with specific roles: Enable 2FA for people with the specified roles. Click Select specified roles, choose the roles, then click OK.
    • Users belonging to specific groups: Enable 2FA for users that are in the specified groups. Click the pencil icon, choose the groups, then click OK.
  5. Click Save to confirm your 2FA settings. 

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