How to enable two-factor authentication (2FA)?

Finmatics supports two-factor authentication to secure the login. Learn more about how to activate this feature here.

How does two-factor authentication (2FA) increase security when logging in?

With two-factor authentication (2FA), you significantly increase security when logging into Finmatics: Because even if your password is compromised by a third party, they can't log into your account.  Why? For the login, in addition to your password (1st factor), you also need to enter a TAN code sent to your smartphone (2nd factor). 

What is required to set up two-factor authentication (2FA)?

The 2nd factor (TAN code) is sent to your smartphone. For this, you need either the "Microsoft Authenticator" or the "Google Authenticator" app. Install one of these free apps on your smartphone before you activate two-factor authentication (2FA) in Finmatics. 

 

How do I enable two-factor authentication (2FA)?

Go to "Your Profile" and click on the "Enable 2FA" button in the Security section. You will be asked to scan a QR code to link your smartphone to your Finmatics account. Then, be sure to click confirm and the two-factor authentication (2FA) is successfully set up. 

What happens after activating two-factor authentication (2FA)?

From now on, you will always be asked for the 2nd factor in addition to your password during the login process - especially when you log in from a "new" device.