Two-factor Authentication Preferences

You can use two-factor authentication to secure your ActiveState Platform account. Choosing to use both your password and the two-factor authentication code to access your account secures your account against unauthorized access if your password is compromised.

Before you begin: You must have an app on your mobile device to scan the QR code displayed on screen. You can use Google Authenticate (iOS/Android), Authy (iOS/Android), or any similar app that provides the required QR code reading functionality.

  1. Click menu at the top right of the page that displays your username, and select Preferences.
  2. Click the Two-factor Authentication link and then click Enable.
  3. Open the two-factor authentication app on your mobile device and scan the QR code that is displayed on screen. QR Code Example
  4. Enter your six-digit code in the text box and click Confirm.

If you six-digit code is validated, two-factor authentication is enabled for your account. Two-factor authentication requires that you enter both your password and the current six-digit code displayed in your two-factor authentication app each time you log in.

You can turn off two-factor authentication at any time.

  1. Log into the Platform using your two-factor authentication code.
  2. Click menu at the top right of the page that displays your username, and select Preferences.
  3. Click the Two-factor Authentication link and then click Disable.

You will not be prompted for a two-factor code the next time you log in.