Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a crucial security measure that will be mandatory for all Audit Assistant accounts starting 4th March 2024. While it will be set automatically, we recommend setting it up early to familiarize yourself with the process and eliminate the warning that appears during login.
Setting up 2FA for your account
For Admin Users:
- Click on "Account Settings" from the drop-down menu in the top right corner of your screen:
- In the sidebar, locate and click on the "Security" tab:
- Find the option for 2FA and check it if not already checked:
- A "Save" option should appear at the top of your screen. Click "Save" to apply the changes:
Setting up Personal Two Factor
- Access your "My Profile" Page
- Look for the Option "Enable (2FA Authentication App)"
- Enter Your Password for Confirmation
- Confirm the Setup with the Authenticator App:
Popular Authenticator Applications
You will need to use an external authenticator to enable personal 2FA. You can find instructions on their support pages here:
- While 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your account, we understand that it may feel like an additional step during login. For your convenience, utilize the "Remember Me" option when logging in to bypass the 2FA process on trusted devices. However, we strongly recommend keeping this option disabled on shared or public computers for enhanced security.
- While the Account level two-factor is easier to enforce firm-wide and might be more familiar if you aren't used to using an Authenticator application, we recommend using a personal two-factor as it provides extra security and if you use a password manager built into your browser it will also speed up the authentication process.