Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides a second layer of security that stops anyone else from accessing your account, even if they know your password.

For security reasons, we recommend you install the authenticator app on a different device than the one you use to access Stock&Buy. This is especially important if you share the device you use to access Stock&Buy with others. For example, if multiple individuals use one desktop computer, installing the authenticator app on it could allow one user to authenticate another user’s login fraudulently. To avoid this, we recommend you install the authenticator app on a different device.

You can choose any authenticator app that supports time-based one-time password (TOTP). Examples of such apps: Authy, Google Authenticator, and Microsoft Authenticator.

We highly recommend Authy as your Authenticator App.

If you don’t have a smartphone or can’t use your smartphone for MFA, you can install an authenticator app such as Authy to your laptop or desktop computer.

Requirements for setting up MFA

  • Your own your Stock&Buy user account and login credentials. You should never share passwords with others.
  • An authenticator app installed on a smartphone, device, or computer with an internet connection.
  • Access to your Stock&Buy account with a web browser.

Enable 2FA for your organization

Two-factor authentication is currently enabled on a few accounts. We will roll this feature out to other accounts in the coming weeks.

Once 2FA is enabled on your account, your users will automatically get promoted to activate their 2FA the next time they log in to Stock&Buy.

All subsequent login attempts to Stock&Buy will prompt you to enter a code you generate with the Authenticator App.

You can choose to remember your device so the login prompt won’t ask for a 2FA code for 14 days. After 14 days, the system will automatically prompt you to enter a code you generate from the Authenticator app

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