Zoom finally introduced two-factor authentication to its users

Zoom has finally introduced two-factor authentication to its platform bringing it simpler for admins and organizations to safeguard their users and prevent security breaches. So, activating this two-factor authentication will enable you to protect your account as well as prevent hackers from entering into the meetings in Zoom.

Use of this feature:-

Two-factor authentication is a protected login feature that enables one to recognize online users through a process that requires them to present two or more credentials that can authenticate ownership of the account. Therefore, the users may be required to use a pin and password, or information on a smartcard or mobile device or biometric authentication elements like fingerprint or voice.

Zoom finally introduced two-factor authentication to its users
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The main advantage of this two-factor authentication feature on the Zoom platform is enhanced security. This delivers a fool-proof way to verify users and protect against breaches. This feature is free to utilize and users can bring on third-party authentication apps that support Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol. Like Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, etc, for this as well.

Steps to activate this two-factor authentication in Zoom:-

  1. Firstly, sign-in to the Zoom Dashboard.
  2. From the navigation menu, tap on ‘Advanced’, then click on ‘Security’.
  3. Next, make sure that the ‘Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication’ option is enabled.
  4. Now, select one of these options to enable this feature:-
    1. All users in your account: Enable this feature for all users in the account.
    2. Users with specific roles: Enable this feature for users with the specified roles. Tap Select specified roles, choose the roles, and then click OK.
    3. Users belonging to specific groups: Enable this feature for users that are in the specified groups. Click the pencil icon, choose the groups, and then click OK.
  5. Finally, Click on ‘Save’ to confirm your two-factor authentication settings on Zoom.

So, it is recommended for all the users to enable this two-factor authentication in your Zoom accounts. In order to protect your information from hackers.

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