To improve the security of your one.com control panel login, you can activate two-step verification for your account. This article explains what two-step verification is, how it works, why we recommend using it, and how you can enable it for your control panel login.
- What is two-step verification?
- How does two-step verification work?
- Why should I start using two-step verification?
- How to set up two-step verification for your one.com control panel
What is two-step verification?
There are three generally recognized ways of verifying yourself:
- Something you know, such as a password.
- Something you have, a phone or key card.
- Something unique about you, such as your fingerprint, retina or face.
Two-step verification requires using two of these methods. At one.com, this means something you know (password) and something you have (your phone) to generate a code.
How does two-step verification work?
First, you log in with your username and password, as normal. Next, you need to enter a 6-digit code that you generate on your phone with the Google Authenticator app.
You can only access your account when both verification methods are correct.
Why should I start using two-step verification?
Because it's more secure, it's like adding a second lock, requiring two keys to enter.
Even if you change your password regularly, there is still a chance you get hacked. When two-step verification is enabled, and someone does find out your password, they still wouldn't be able to access your account unless they also have access to your phone, which is unlikely.
How to set up two-step verification for your one.com control panel
You can set up two-step verification for your control panel in a few easy steps.
Note: You need to install the Google Authenticator app on your smartphone before you start. You can find it in the app store.
- Log in to your one.com control panel.
- Click on My account > Account settings in the top-right corner.
- Click the Two-step verification tab in the top menu.
- Click Activate and follow the instructions.
- That's it! The next time you log in to your one.com control panel, you will be asked to use two verification steps.