Two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an additional layer of security to your account by requiring more than just a password to log in.

Good news: it's now available for you to try as part of our Early Access program 🎉

How does it work?

Once a user has enabled 2FA, when they log in with a password they will also be sent an SMS with a security code that must be input.

Account owners can also force all users who access their account to have 2FA enabled.

📝 Please note: 2FA is only relevant for those using passwords to log in, so excludes Google, Twitter, GitHub and SAML based authentication.

How do I try it?

Navigate to My Settings in your Ably dashboard, click on the Enable two-factor authentication button, and follow the instructions.

Based on feedback we will consider adding additional 2FA functionality, such as TOTP (e.g. Google Authenticator) and push notifications.

How can I provide feedback?

Please visit the Ably portal where you can tell us what you think of this, and other features. Alternatively contact us.

What is the Early Access program?

The Early Access program is about getting new features into our customer's hands as quickly as possible so that we can use their feedback to help build a better product. ⚠️While all our software is thoroughly tested, early access features haven’t yet had a thorough shakedown so there is a greater chance you will discover bugs. The way certain features work may even change before they are released