We bake top-notch security into everything we build and do at Payable. Which is why we recently released multi-factor authentication to further protect your Payable account and keep your data even safer. Here’s why you should implement it and how to get started.
What is multi-factor authentication?
Multi-factor authentication is an additional layer of security beyond your username and password used to access your account. In our case, multi-factor authentication includes your username, password and entering a unique 7-digit code texted to a verified phone number. This additional verification step ensures that no one can access your account without your phone.
Why should I use it?
Payments and taxes require you to share and store incredibly sensitive information like bank account and social security numbers. This information must be protected and stored as securely as possible. We already have incredible security for storing your data (in fact, we call it Fort Knox) -- multi-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security for accessing your data. We recommend that all Payable users turn on their multi-factor authentication.
How do I set up multi-factor authentication in Payable?
It’s super easy to get set up. First, go to your My Account page in Payable. From there, scroll down until you see the two-step authentication field. Click on the section as you hover over it, highlighting it in blue.
From there, you’ll be prompted to re-enter your password. Then verify your phone number and enter a unique 7-digit code texted to that number.
After you’re all done setting it up, your login experience will be extra secure. Every time you login to Payable, we’ll text you a special verification code to make sure it’s you and only you who gets in.
If you ever want to disable it, you have the flexibility to turn it off and on whenever you wish.