At Semaphore, we’re dedicated to protecting the security of our users’ data and building solutions to improve it. With that in mind, we’re very happy to announce that our newest security feature — two-step verification (also known as two-factor authentication) is now available on Semaphore.

Two-step verification secures your account by requiring a one time password, in addition to your username and password, to access your account. The goal of this extra step is to combine something you know (your password) with something only you would have access to (your phone). This ensures that your account stays secured even if your password is compromised.

Set up Two-Step Verification

You can enable two-step verification in your Semaphore account settings. Please refer to our documenation for a step-by-step guide to activating Semaphore’s two-step verification.

Once you have two-step verification enabled, you’ll need to enter a verification code, provided by your authentication application, to log into your Semaphore account.

One very important thing to note. As part of the set up process, you will be given a set of one-time recovery codes to use in the event that you are unable to access your phone.

You don’t have to use this method of securing your account, but it’s a good idea if you do. Stay safe!