How To Set Up Two-Factor Authentication On Dropbox

How To Set Up Two-Factor Authentication On Dropbox

Two Factor Authentication In DropboxIf you are going to be storing your documents on a cloud service, you want to make sure that they are as secure as possible. After a bit of a security breach where some e-mail addresses were exposed, Dropbox announced that they were implementing two-factor authentication, and it is now here for everyone.

If you enable Dropbox’s 2FA implementation, when you log in to the service you will need your username, password, and “something you have” – in this case your mobile phone. You can either receive a special code by SMS, or if you have an authentication app like Google Authenticator you can use that.

This video shows you how to set up two-factor authentication on Dropbox.

View the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.

This video on 2FA in Dropbox is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

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Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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ShawnJon - September 3, 2012 Reply

Even if it is late it's nice to see that leading companies in their respective verticals are giving users the better balance between security and user experience by implementing 2FA which allows us to telesign into our accounts. I know some will claim this make things more complicated, but the slight inconvenience each time you log in is worth the confidence of knowing your files are secure. I'm hoping that more companies start to offer this awesome functionality. This should be a prerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secure.

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