What is Two-Factor Authentication?

21 February 2024



2FA (also known as 2-Step verification) is an additional layer of security used to ensure only authenticated users gain access to an online account. Initially, a user will enter their username and a password as usual. Then, before gaining access right away, they will be required to provide additional information.

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an identity and access management security method that requires two forms of identification to access resources and data. 2FA gives organisations and individuals the ability to monitor and help safeguard their most vulnerable information and networks.

Final Thoughts

Individuals, organisations, and businesses use 2FA to help protect their assets. This is important because it prevents cybercriminals from stealing, destroying, or accessing your internal data records for their own use.

There are many advantages to using 2FA. For example, there’s no need for users to carry or download a token generator, or an app associated with a generator. Most websites use your mobile device to text, call, or use a personalised 2FA for their accounts to verify your identity.

Additional Resources

Check the Two-Factor Authentication section at https://amanraqami.com/en/guides for further details about how to enable 2FA on different accounts, why should I enable the 2FA on my accounts, methods, associated risks, etc.