Two Step Authentication
Extra security for your login.
Your accounting data is one of your most valuable assets. After a recent phishing scam Xero have enhanced the security features of the software which were already encrypted to the same level as online banking. Check out the full Xero security details.
Two-step authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to sign in with something you know (your password) and something you have (a code from your smartphone).
You can choose if you want to use it, and we recommend you do, so that your login is even better protected. All the instructions you need to set up Two-step authentication are in the video below. This is a one time set up and your data is of paramount importance so we would urge you to use this feature we know we will. There are some very sound words of advice in the video about password protection. If you do use the same password for everything please stop and check out a service such as LastPass.
As far as we are aware there is no impact to you turning on two-step authentication so in relation to us managing your account so please go ahead and be safe.