How to setup 2FA on Notion

How to setup 2FA on Notion

A much-requested Notion feature is finally out. Yeah, now you can setup 2FA on Notion.

In today's digital age, protecting our online accounts is of utmost importance. One effective way to bolster your account security is by enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).

In this article, we will explore how to set up 2FA on Notion, a popular productivity and note-taking tool.

How to setup 2FA on Notion

Implementing 2FA will provide an extra layer of defence against unauthorized access and safeguard your sensitive information.

To setup 2FA on Notion, go to Settings & members > My account > 2-Step Authentication > Enable 2-Step Authentication.

How to setup 2FA on Notion
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On Notion, you can verify your identity with your phone number, authentication app or backup codes.

How to setup 2FA on Notion using an authentication app

In order to setup 2FA on Notion, first you'll need to install Google Authenticator or a similar 2FA app on your mobile device. Once you've installed a 2FA app, follow the steps below to setup 2FA on Notion:

  • Click the gear icon in the top right corner of your account and then select My Account.
  • From there, click 2-Step Authentication.
  • You'll be prompted to enter your current password. Once you've done so, click the Enable 2-Step Authentication button.
  • The next screen will have a QR code which you can scan into Google Authenticator on your phone.
  • Open Google Authenticator on your device and press the red + icon at the bottom right corner. Then, click Scan a barcode. Center the QR code in the square and the app will automatically scan it.
  • Once added to Google Authenticator, enter into your account the six-digit code you are shown in Google Authenticator, then click Register Device.
  • If the registration is successful, you'll see the message "TOTP device registered successfully."

You're all set! Your account now has two-factor authentication enabled.

Save the TOTP key (the string of letters and digits near the QR code in your account) in a safe place. You can use this to add your account to Google Authenticator on a new phone in case you lose your existing phone.

What is 2FA?

2FA stands for Two-Factor Authentication, which is a security measure that requires users to provide two forms of identification to access their account.

In addition to a traditional password or PIN, 2FA requires an additional verification method such as a fingerprint, a security token, or a one-time code generated by a mobile app or sent via SMS.

This added layer of security helps prevent unauthorized access to your account, even if your password is compromised.

Platforms like Xbox, PS5, Steam, and others employ 2FA as a crucial security measure to safeguard user accounts against potential hackers and unauthorized access attempts.

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