We strongly recommend that all pool users set up 2-factor authentication (2FA) to better secure your account. This provides extra protection in the event that your email account or pool username and password gets compromised.
To set up 2FA, go to your account’s Security page, which can be found when you click on your username on the top-right corner of your screen. On the Security page, scroll down past the password section and you’ll see Two-Factor Authentication.
You have two methods for using 2FA:
- One Time Password (OTP) - use a 3rd party app such as Google Authenticator, Authy, or LastPass to generate a password for one-time use.
- Universal Second Factor (U2F) - use a physical device following the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor standard, such as a TREZOR or Ubikey.
At the moment, 2FA authorization is required (if activated) only when making important changes to your account and not for the login itself.