How to Turn On Two-step Authentication for Your Account

Turn on two-step authentication for an extra layer of security when you log in to your Dext Prepare account. It’s designed so to make sure that you’re the only person who can access your account, even if someone else knows your password.


What Will Activating Two-step Authentication Do?

When two-step authentication is activated, anyone trying to log in to your Dext Prepare account will need two different security measures. These are:

After you’ve entered your username and password to log in to Dext Prepare, you’ll be asked to enter a verification code. This is generated by the authenticator app on your mobile phone, and makes sure that no-one else has the information needed to access your account.

After you’ve typed in your Authentication code, you can select ‘Don’t ask me for the code for 7 days‘. This will keep your account authenticated for the next 7 days. You won’t need to enter a new code, even if you sign in to Dext Prepare from a different device or browser.


Turning on Two-step Authentication

To turn on two-step authentication:

  1. Go to the Manage profile icon in the top right of the screen, then go to Security.
  1. On the Security page, under IMPROVE SECURITY click Enable.
  1. Read through the summary of two-factor authentication, then click Get Started.
  1. Enter your current password, then click Next.
  1. For the next step you will need to use an authenticator app, see examples listed above.

When your authenticator app is ready, scan the QR code using your authenticator app, or use the ‘Enter Manually‘ menu to type the 16-digit code into your authenticator app.

  1. Copy the 6-digit code from your authenticator app into the setup screen on Dext Prepare. Click Next.
  1. Next, you’ll be shown a number of backup codes. Copy these and keep them safe.

Important: You should only use these to log in to Dext Prepare if you don’t have your phone and cannot access the authenticator app. After you use a backup code once, you won’t be able to use it again.

  1. Tick the I have stored these backup codes somewhere safe box, then click Enable two-step authentication. The setup is now complete!

Deactivating Two-step Authentication

If you wish to deactivate two-step authentication:

  1. Return to the Manage profile icon in the top right of the screen, then go to Security.
  1. On the Security page, under IMPROVE SECURITY click Disable.