Zoom has introduced two-factor authentication for better security and privacy of users. The new 2FA feature asks users to present two or more pieces of evidence, or credentials that authenticate account ownership. It includes a password or a PIN, something that a user has, like a smart card or mobile phone, or something the user has such as fingerprint or voice. The popular video conferencing app only allows 2FA to be enabled for users with specific roles or specific groups, in addition to the option to enable it for all users in one account.
The new Zoom 2FA option looks to add an extra layer of protection for those who need it. It states that 2FA users have the option of using authentication apps that support the time-based one-time password (TOTP) protocol, or send a code to Jum via SMS or phone call, which Account authentication is the second factor of the process.
How to enable zoom to two-factor authentication by admin:
- To enable Zoom2FA at the account-level, one must first enter the Zoom dashboard.
Once signed in, go to the navigation menu and click Advanced> Security
- Enable the Sign in with two-factor authentication option in the security section.
- Select one of the options mentioned in the section. For example, to enable security for all users in your account, click ‘Enable 2FA’ for all users in the account.
- To enable 2FA for users with specific roles, click ‘Enable 2FA for roles with FA specified roles’. Click Select the specified roles specified, and then click OK.
- There is also an option called for enable 2FA for users who are in specified groups’ and you can choose the specific group that will have this additional protection and then click OK.
Click ‘Save’ to confirm your desired Zoom2FA settings.