How to set up and use 2FA (two-factor authentication)?

Two factor authentication is a method of confirming a user’s claimed identity through two different factors - concretely it is a way to increase the security of your account. In Ledgy, this will be through the password and an authentication code.

To set up 2FA for your Ledgy account, you will see your name on the top right corner of any page within Ledgy, click here on the drop-down and select My settings.

 

In My settings, you will see the Authentication section where you can click on the toggle to set up two-factor authentication. A window will then pop up explaining that you need a compatible authentication app on your smartphone that would generate a code every time you log in. 

These could be: 

Google Authenticator

Duo

Authy

Once you have downloaded a compatible authentication app, you can then scan the QR code on Ledgy and enter the number code generated by the app to verify your phone and complete the set up. 

This app will then generate a different code for every time you log into Ledgy. Every time you would like to log in, enter your email and password, then open your authentication app on your smartphone and enter the code generated on Ledgy.