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.
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:-
- Firstly, sign-in to the Zoom Dashboard.
- From the navigation menu, tap on ‘Advanced’, then click on ‘Security’.
- Next, make sure that the ‘Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication’ option is enabled.
- Now, select one of these options to enable this feature:-
- All users in your account: Enable this feature for all users in the account.
- Users with specific roles: Enable this feature for users with the specified roles. Tap Select specified roles, choose the roles, and then click OK.
- 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.
- 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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