Secure your Firefox Account with two-step authentication

Two-step authentication adds extra security by making it harder for someone else to log into your account, especially if they steal your password.

When you enable two-step authentication, when someone attempts to log into your account with your password, Firefox will also ask for a verification code from an authentication application for proof that it’s really you.

How do I enable two-step authentication?

Step one

Before you get started, download one of the following authentication applications:

Step two

Then follow these steps to set up two-step authentication in Firefox:

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. In the Firefox Account panel, click Manage account.
  3. Expand the Two-step authentication section by clicking Enable….
    This feature currently might not appear for all users. If it isn’t visible, add &showTwoStepAuthentication=true to the URL and refresh the page.
  4. Open the authentication app of your choice.
  5. Use the app to take a photo of the QR code, or click Can’t Scan Code to display a code to enter into the app.
  6. Enter the code generated by the app into the Firefox Accounts Two-step authentication section.
  7. Download or print the recovery codes and keep them in a safe place in case you lose access to your authentication application. Setup is complete!
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