Zoom's enhanced Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) makes it easier for administrators and organizations to protect their users and prevent security breaches for secure communications right from our own platform.
Two-Factor Authentication identifies online users by asking them to provide two or more pieces of evidence or credentials that verify ownership of the account, such as something the user knows (a password or PIN) or something the user has (a smart password).
Benefits of Zoom 2FA
Zoom's 2FA on our unified communications platform provides a secure way to authenticate users and protect against security breaches and provides a number of benefits including:
- Enhanced security : With 2FA, organizations can reduce the risk of identity theft and security breaches by adding an extra layer of security that prevents bad actors from accessing accounts by guessing passwords or gaining access to employees' or students' devices.
- Improved compliance : Implementing 2FA helps organizations meet compliance obligations for sensitive data and customer information.
- Low costs : Paying for an SSO service can be expensive for small businesses and schools. Zoom's 2FA offers a free and effective way to authenticate users and protect against security breaches.
- Easier credential management : 2FA provides an additional level of security that frees users from constant password management.
With Zoom's 2FA, users can use authentication apps that support the Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol (such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, and FreeOTP) or via Zoom's SMS or phone call as the second factor of the account authentication process. has the option to have it send the code.
How to enable Zoom's 2FA?
Zoom offers a number of authentication methods, including SAML, OAuth, and/or password-based authentication, which can be enabled or disabled individually for an account. To enable Zoom's 2FA at the account level for password-based authentication, account administrators must perform the following steps:
- Sign in to Zoom Dashboard
- In the navigation menu, click Advanced and then click Security.
- Make sure Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication is enabled.
- Choose one of these options to enable 2FA for:
- All users on your account: Enable 2FA for all users on the account.
- Users with specific roles: Enable 2FA for roles with specified roles. Click Select specified roles, select the roles, and then click OK.
- Users belonging to specific groups: Enable 2FA for users in specified groups. Click the pencil icon, select groups, and then click OK.
- Click 'Save' to confirm your 2FA settings.
To learn more about Zoom platform security and Zoom's 2FA and how to set it up for users in your organization, you can contact us at https://www.bircom.com contact page.