Zoom adds Two-Factor Authentication for all Zoom accounts as an extra layer of security
Zoom has unveiled two-factor authentication (2FA) for all user accounts, to make it easier to prevent “zoom bombing” and other security breaches. Once enabled, the system will require users to enter a one-time code from a mobile authenticator app, SMS, or phone call. That in turn will block potential attackers from taking control of accounts using stolen or recycled credentials, as they’d also need to have control of your mobile device.
Zoom’s enhanced Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) makes it easier for admins and organizations to protect their users and prevent security breaches right from our own platform. Two-Factor Authentication identifies online users by requiring them to present two or more pieces of evidence, or credentials, that authenticate their ownership of the account, such as something the user knows (a password or pin), something the user owns (a smart card or mobile device), or something the user has (fingerprints, voice).
How to enable Zoom’s 2FA?
To toggle on 2FA, Zoom account owners and admins have to enable the ‘Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication’ option in the Advanced > Security menu, within the Zoom Dashboard.
- Sign in to the Zoom Dashboard
- In the navigation menu, click Advanced, then Security.
- Make sure the Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication option is enabled.
- 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.
- Click ‘Save’ to confirm your 2FA settings.
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