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How to enable the new Zoom Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Feature

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Zoom 2FA feature looks to help organisations meet compliance obligations for sensitive data and customer information.

To better secure the privacy of its users and enhance more security, Zoom has introduced two-factor authentication (2FA).

The 2FA feature prompts users to present at most two-piece of their credentials to verify the ownership of their account.

This verification will include the provision of a PIN or password, mobile phone or voice and fingerprint.

Asides from the option of enabling 2FA for all users in one account, Zoom also enables the feature for its users handing specific roles or groups.

This is coming after the popular video conferencing app announced that its revenue quadrupled for the period of May-July by $663.5 million compared to the same period in 2019.

Zoom has been a subject of multiple breaches of privacy allegation, a development that increased during the intense lockdown.

Ever since the video conferencing app has introduced some security features for its users.

For those who require it, the Zoom 2FA sets to add an additional layer of security.

According to Zoom, users who decide to use the 2FA feature have the option of using authentication apps that support Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol, Zoom send a code through a phone call or SMS.

Zoom allows disabling and enabling a range of authentication methods or password-based authentication for individuals.

This new Zoom feature appears to provide an added security wall and thus helps companies meet up to compliance for sensitive customer information.

Steps to enable Zoom 2FA by Admins:

  • To allow Zoom 2FA on the account level, the first step is to sign in to the dashboard
  • Head to the navigation menu, then click the Advanced > Security option
  • Allow or enable the Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication’ option found in the Security section
  • In the security section, you may decide to click on ‘Enable 2FA for all users in the account’, to enable security for all users in your account.
  • For specifics, click on ‘Enable 2FA for roles with the specified roles’.
  • Another option labelled ‘Enable 2FA for users that are in the specified groups’ is also present, which you can click for a specific group.
  • Then click ‘Save’ to end and affirm your 2FA settings.

Zoom 2FA appears to guard its users against security breaches that seems to have increased in recent times


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