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What is multi-factor authentication or 2FA?

Multi-factor authentication, or two-factor authentication (2FA), is a way of logging into a website that requires something a user knows (password) and something they have on them (a phone). 2FA adds an extra layer of security because it requires a username and password as well as a second unique code to be generated on a second device, making it more difficult for unauthorised people to access yours and your clients' data.

 Steps to Set up multi factor authentication:

  1. On your device (mobile or tablet), download the free Google Authenticator app from either the Apple App Store of the Android Google Play Store
  2. Visit and enter your NTAA registered email address
  3. You will be sent an email, click on the link to the setup page
  4. Using your device, scan the QR code pictured on the setup page (you will need to allow access to the camera)
  5. Enter the code and hit confirm.


Google Authenticator