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Set up multi-factor authentication – Xero Central

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Manage multi-factor authentication – Xero Central

 

Once you have successfully set up Authy, a screen like this will appear. Click the plus button to add your Xero account. A screen like this will appear, prompting you to add a key. Go back to Xero and copy the key. Paste it into the Auth app. Make sure the 6-digit token length is selected. Still Struggling to get your head around Multi Factor Authentication?

Now, you need to choose an authentication app. You can use the Xero Verify app, or if you already have an authentication app, like Google Authenticator, you may use that instead. Follow the instructions on the screen by downloading the Xero Verify app on your smartphone. Follow the instructions on the screen to add and confirm a backup email different to the one you use to login to Xero , or security questions that you will always have access to your Xero account, even if you lose your phone.

Follow the instructions on the screen by opening your authenticator app ie: Google Authenticator on your phone and scanning the QR code on your computer screen to add your Xero account. The next time you login to Xero, after entering your email address and password, Xero will ask you to enter a code. Keep this screen open because you will need it later. As a security feature authentication apps have been designed in such a way that they are not transferrable between devices – well at least not easily see the bottom of this page for how to do it if you still have access to the old device.

Instead of allowing a transfer the apps need to be set up again with whatever software you were using them for. On the next page either use security questions or alternative email address. Security questions are a set of questions you had set when you originally set up Xero. Alternative email address will send you a code to the email address you specified when you first set up Xero Authentication.

Once you have entered your details click on “Login”. Now that you are logged in – in the top right hand corner of the screen click on your initials then click on “Account”. You will be asked to enter your secret questions or do an alternative email login again. Do this then click on “Disable”. The first screen displayed will be a QR Code that you need to use your authenticator app to scan.

On the next page you can select from a series of secret questions – remember that these are CASE and s p a c e sensitive. Now that you are logged in – in the top right hand corner of the screen click on your initials then click on “Account”. You will be asked to enter your secret questions or do an alternative email login again.

Do this then click on “Disable”. The first screen displayed will be a QR Code that you need to use your authenticator app to scan. On the next page you can select from a series of secret questions – remember that these are CASE and s p a c e sensitive. These are the questions you need if you lose your phone or cant access it to be able to get into Xero. Once you have set the questions click on “Continue”.

The next step is Alternative email address. Note that for doing this you need to have access to that email address to verify the code that is sent to it.

We strongly recommend setting this up however if you do not have access to an alternative email you can click “Not Now”. Once you have entered the code from the email or clicked not now you will be back on the Xero account screen and can see it says that Two step authentication is enabled and ready to go on your new device.

 
 

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