Two Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an additional layer of security for your Shellngn account. With 2FA enabled, you will be prompted to enter a 6-digit code when you log in to your account. This 6-digit code will be generated by an app installed on your mobile phone.
This means that even if your password is somehow stolen, an attacker still cannot get into your account without also having access to your mobile phone. Because of this security benefit, we recommend enabling 2FA on your account.
To use 2FA, you must first install an authenticator app on your mobile phone and have access to your phone while logging in to your account. There are many authenticator apps to choose from. Below are a few options.
- Log in to Shellngn and go to Settings → Account → Two-Factor Authentication → Enable 2FA. This will bring up an information panel.
- You will now see a QR code. Open the authenticator app on your mobile device, select the option to scan a QR code, and point your device’s camera at it. Note: do not scan the demo image shown below. Scan the image shown in your account settings.
You can also enter the 2FA key into your authenticator app manually if you prefer.
- Enter your 6-figure time-sensitive code provided by your authenticator app. Click Submit when you’re done.
Please note that resetting your Shellngn password will automatically disable 2FA.