Zoom introduces Two-Factor Authentication

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. has announced its enhanced Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), that makes it easier for admins and organizations to protect their users and prevent security breaches right from the platform.

The Two-Factor Authentication identifies online users by requiring them to present two or more pieces of evidence, or credentials, that authenticate their ownership of the account, such as something the user knows (a password or pin), something the user owns (a smart card or mobile device), or something the user has (fingerprints, voice).

Zoom’s 2FA  provides Improved security, Enhanced compliance, Reduced costs especially  for small businesses and schools and Easier credential management.

With this new security feature, users have the option to use authentication apps that support Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol (such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, and FreeOTP), or have Zoom send a code via SMS or phone call, as the second factor of the account authentication process.

To set up Zoom’s 2FA for the users in your organization, visit the support page.

How to activate Zoom 2FA

Step 1: Sign-in to the Zoom Dashboard

Step 2: Click on the Advanced button in the navigation menu and go to Security

Step 3: Make sure the ‘Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication’ option is turned on

Step 4: Select one of the below-mentioned options to enable 2FA:

(i) All users in your account

(ii) Users with specific roles: Click Select specified roles, choose the roles, and then press OK.

(iii) Users belonging to specific groups: Click the pencil icon, choose the groups, and then tap on OK.

Step 5: In the end, Click Save button to confirm the 2FA settings.