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?
Before you get started, download one of the following authentication applications:
- Authy 2-Factor Authentication
- Google Authenticator
- Duo Mobile
Then follow these steps to set up two-step authentication in Firefox:
- Click the menu button and choose . .
- In the Firefox Account panel, click Manage account.
- Expand the Two-step authentication section by clicking
- This feature currently might not appear for all users. If it isn’t visible, add &showTwoStepAuthentication=true to the URL and refresh the page.
- Open the authentication app of your choice.
- 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.
- Enter the code generated by the app into the Firefox Accounts Two-step authentication section.
- 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!