2FA clarification

Community Member

Hello, I have just activated 2FA. Can I please get some clarification on its purpose as I don't think it is what I expected. So is the following correct (or close), noting I am not at all technical.

2FA will authenticate (authorise) specific devices to access my 1Password Account. This means that, if my 1Password password was to be stolen and used on a non-authenticated device, they would not be able to access the 1Password Account without the 2FA code,



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  • rudyrudy

    Team Member


    Thanks for writing in with your question. The 2FA employed on 1Password Accounts is solely a prevention to other devices being added to your account without the second factor. It does not prevent someone that knows your password from accessing the 1Password installed on your device as you've already authorized the device with your 2FA.

    Hopefully this helps clarify things, but let us know if you have any additional questions.

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