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Enabling 2-Step Verification

Hello Seller Community!

 

You may have seen an email or Dashboard notification prompting you to enable 2-Step Verification. It's a tool that provides an extra layer of security for your Square Account, protecting your account from unauthorized access, also known as an account takeover.

 

How It Works

 

With 2-Step Verification, you and your employees will be asked to enter a verification code (sent via SMS) each time you sign in to your Square Account.

 

If you don’t want to enter a verification code every time, select “Remember this device for 30 days” in your Square Dashboard. Every 30 days, you’ll be asked to sign in with a verification code. 

 

Note: Only select the option to “Remember this device for 30 days” from a computer or device that you own or control. Don’t set this option on public devices. To cancel a 30 day session, reset your Square account password

 

Set Up 2-Step Verification

 

Turning on 2-Step Verification for an account will automatically require all employees to set up the feature and use it to log in to the account. To enable 2-Step Verification:

 

  1. Sign in to your online Dashboard and navigate to Account & Settings.
  2. Click Activate 2-Step Verification.
  3. Select either SMS or the Authentication App.

    Using SMS:

    • Add your primary mobile phone number > click Next.
    • You’ll then receive a verification code via text.
    • Enter the code in the field on your dashboard or your Square Point of Sale app.
    • Click Verify.

    Using the Authentication App:

    • Download the Google Authenticator App.
    • Scan the barcode into your Authentication App.
    • Enter Verification Code generated in your Authentication App.
    • Click Verify.

 

 

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Re: Enabling 2-Step Verification

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Thanks for including these important instructions @Lexi! Super important for keeping an account secure. 

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Re: Enabling 2-Step Verification

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Thanks for including these important instructions @Lexi! Super important for keeping an account secure. 

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