What Is Multi-factor Authentication and How Do I Enable It?

Last Updated:
March 27, 2017

Multi-factor authentication is an additional layer of security beyond your username and password used to access your account. In our case, multi-factor authentication includes your username, password and entering a unique 7-digit code texted to a verified phone number. This additional verification step ensures that no one can access your account without your phone.

Payments and taxes require you to share and store incredibly sensitive information like bank account and social security numbers. This information must be protected and stored as securely as possible. We already have incredible security for storing your data (more on that here), and multi-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security for accessing your data. We recommend that all Payable users turn on their multi-factor authentication.

It’s super easy to get set up. First, go to your My Account page in Payable. From there, scroll down until you see the two-step authentication field. Click on the section as you hover over it, highlighting it in blue:

From there, you’ll be prompted to re-enter your password. Then verify your phone number and enter a unique 7-digit code texted to that number.

After you’re all done setting it up, your login experience will be extra secure. Every time you login to Payable, we’ll text you a special verification code to make sure it’s you and only you who gets in. If you ever want to disable it, you have the flexibility to turn it off and on whenever you wish.

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