To provide an extra layer of security to your Payment Rails account, you can enable 2FA (Two Factor Authentication). We support 3 methods of 2FA:
- Text Message/SMS code
- Email code
- Google Authenticator
Once 2FA is enabled, each time you login from an unrecognized device, we will send you a secret code to your chosen method, which needs to be entered to login to the Payment Rails dashboard. Your username and password is still required when logging in.
How to enable Two Factor Authentication:
Go to your user Profile page, accessed from the top right corner of the dashboard.
Under Security, you will see a switch to enable Two-Factor Authentication, toggle the switch from Disabled to Enabled.
Select Start Setup to continue.
Select your preferred method of receiving your authentication code. (There are no fees from Payment Rails for whichever method you choose).
For Text Message/SMS, you will need to enter your mobile/cell phone number to complete the 2FA setup process. A code will be sent to you as part of the setup process to ensure you provided the correct cell phone number.
For Email, you will be sent a code to your account's email address, which you will need to enter to complete the 2FA setup process.
For Google Authenticator, you will need to install the Google Authenticator App if you haven't already. You can do this from the App Store or Google Play. Then scan the bar code on screen to receive a code, which you will need to enter to complete the setup.
To disable Two factor Authentication, simply go to your user Profile page, and change the toggle for 2FA to Disabled.