Two-step verification

Options
JFK
JFK
Community Member

I have been using 1password for the Mac for about a year on my desktops and iOS devices. I am wondering if I need to also set up two-stage verification for gmail, dropbox, iCloud, financial institutions, etc. If so, is there a support post to help me to do this and be able to take full advantage of 1password. Thank you!

Comments

  • Megan
    Megan
    1Password Alumni
    Options

    Hi @JFK,

    There's a lot of talk in the forums about two-factor authentication, so if you'd like to learn more, I suggest you start here, or check our our security guru's blog post.

    …two factor authentication systems are designed, in part, to address the password problem. The password problem is that because most people reuse passwords from one site to another and their passwords are weak, passwords are easily compromised. With what we know about how most people use passwords, those passwords don’t provide very reliable authentication.

    1Password is designed to solve the password problem by making it easy for people to have strong, unique passwords. So what we have is a different way of solving the same fundamental problem. If you use 1Password and our Strong Password Generator, then there is little added security gain by using two factor authentication."

    If you do decide to enable multi-factor authentication for these sites, you'll want to disable the item's auto-submit option so that you can enter the token after 1Password has filled your details.

    I hope this helps, but we're here if you have any further questions or concerns.

  • JFK
    JFK
    Community Member
    Options

    Megan, Thank you very much for your quick, detailed, and helpful reply. My son has been encouraging me to set up two-stage verification and wasn't sure if this would add any real additional security. You answer helps a lot. Thanks. JFK

  • Drew_AG
    Drew_AG
    1Password Alumni
    Options

    On behalf of @Megan, you're very welcome! If you need anything else, we're here for you. :)

This discussion has been closed.