Your TRYTN account offers a verification process called Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to ensure security when logging in. See below to better understand how 2FA works and the process for enabling or disabling functionality for your own account, when needed.
This article covers the following topics:
- What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?
- Enabling Two-Factor Authentication
- Disabling Two-Factor Authentication
What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?
Two-Factor Authentication, or 2FA, is an extra level of protection added to your account, whereby anyone trying to log in must enter both a password and a passcode to gain account access.
Here's Why Two-Factor Authentication is Important:
Using traditional single-factor authentication, at login you are prompted for information you know such as a username or email coupled with a password. This is typically not very secure for a number of reasons:
1. Users typically use the same passwords for many applications or sites
2. Users may have passwords that are easy to guess
3. Hackers can compromise systems and publish the data (which is especially problematic if the passwords are the same across sites)
Because of this, we offer two-factor authentication to secure your account with additional measures. With two-factor authentication you are first prompted for what you know and then prompted for what you have. In our case, you will have an authenticator application that will give you a six-digit code specific to your account and on your specific device. Even if your password was compromised, your account would still be secure because the would-be hacker would not have the code that is only on your device. If you're ready to get started, see the next section on how to enable two-factor authentication below.
Enabling Two-Factor Authentication
To include two-factor authentication for your TRYTN account, log in first and then follow the quick steps below to reset the authenticator key:
1. Simply click here, or navigate through the website by selecting your account name in the upper left corner > My Profile > Two-Factor Authentication.
2. Click the green Get Started button.
3. Hit the red Reset Now button.
Now you will need to reconfigure the two-factor authentication setup. To do this, follow steps 1-3 on the screen shown below, using either of the recommended apps on your phone.
That's it - once you click Verify, two-factor authentication will be enabled on your account! On the Two-Factor Authentication screen, you will now see two additional options that allow you to delete 2FA or reset your recovery codes (shown below).
Disabling Two-Factor Authentication
If you wish to disable your two-factor authentication (2FA), log into your account and click here or navigate to My Profile > Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).
As long as 2FA is enabled on your account, you will see a button titled Disable two-factor authentication (2FA), shown below.
On the next screen, click the red Disable 2FA button and your account will no longer utilize two-factor authentication for login. It's important to note that your account will be less secure if you disable this feature. For more details on, read What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) above.