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Zoom finally has two-factor authentication: Here's how you activate it

Activating two-factor authentication will help you protect your own account as well as stop hackers from getting into meetings.

Henceforth, Zoom users may be required to use a password and pin, or information on a smartcard or mobile device or biometric authentication elements like fingerprint or voice. Henceforth, Zoom users may be required to use a password and pin, or information on a smartcard or mobile device or biometric authentication elements like fingerprint or voice.
Henceforth, Zoom users may be required to use a password and pin, or information on a smartcard or mobile device or biometric authentication elements like fingerprint or voice. (REUTERS)

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. 

Henceforth, Zoom users may be required to use a password and pin, or information on a smartcard or mobile device or biometric authentication elements like fingerprint or voice.

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The main benefits of introducing the 2FA feature on a platform is enhanced security. This provides a fool-proof way to validate users and protect against breaches. It is also free to use and users can bring on third-party authentication apps that support Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol, like Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, FreeOTP etc, for this as well. 

How do you activate 2FA on Zoom?

- First, sign-in to the Zoom Dashboard.

- From the navigation menu, click on 'Advanced', then click on ‘Security’.

- Next, make sure the ‘Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication’ option is enabled.

- Then, 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 roles 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.

- Finally, Click ‘Save’ to confirm your 2FA settings.

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