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Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is available to add an extra layer of security to your Paperspace login. For example, even if a bad actor gains access to your password, they still can’t access anything without also having your phone. Paperspace supports 2FA for accounts in the form of a security code that you use in addition to your password when you log in. You can receive the code via an authenticator app. We strongly recommend enabling 2FA on all Paperspace accounts.

Authenticator apps like Google Authenticator, Authy, 1Password, and Duo are free mobile apps used to generate security codes. They work globally and are more secure than SMS because they don’t transmit the security codes across the network.

Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

Navigate to the Account Settings page in the console. Enter your account password and select the "enable 2FA" option. This will generate a unique QR code. Scan the provided QR code using the authenticator app on your phone.

Follow the directions in your specific authenticator app to enter the code, then enter the PIN that the app gives you in the space provided. Once you’ve entered the PIN, the app links with your Paperspace account.

Once your Paperspace account and 2FA app are linked, when you log into Paperspace, you will need to open the app and enter the code provided in the console to finish logging in.

Some authenticator apps have features like backups and syncing to help you restore access to the app if you lose your device. We recommend using these features for added reliability.