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What is Two Step Verification and how do I Enable or Disable it?

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I want to increase the security of my MathWorks Account. How can I enable or disable Two Step Verification and how does it function?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 8 Jun 2021 at 4:00
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 8 Jun 2021 at 16:41
Two Step Verification increases the security of your MathWorks Account.  It provides an additional layer of protection when you trust a device or browser through a verification code process. Since the code changes each time you sign into an unfamiliar device, the code cannot be stolen. When combined with your password, Two-Step Verification provides more protection to your MathWorks Account. Using your email address and password to login to your MathWorks is the first step when verifying your account. This second step increases the security of your MathWorks Account. 
Once Two-Step Verification is configured, you will need to enter a unique code each time you sign in from a new device or browser. To ensue that the login process is simple and quick, you will be able to trust the new browser or device once the verification code is entered. From then on, that browser or device will only ask for your username and password upon logging in.
To enable Two-Step Verification
:
1. Login to your MathWorks Account
2. Go to the "My Account page" which can be accessed by clicking on the profile icon in the top right-hand corner followed by 'My Account'
3. Go to  Security Settings
4. Click 'Enable'
5. Select how you want to receive your verification codes: authenticator application, text message or email
6. Access the verification code through your chosen method
7. Enter the verification code when prompted
To disable Two-Step Verification
:
1. Login to your MathWorks Account
2. Go to the "My Account page" which can be accessed by clicking on the profile icon in the top right-hand corner followed by 'My Account'
3. Go to  Security Settings
4. Click 'Disable'
5. You will be signed out and asked to sign in again to confirm that you have chosen to disable Two-Step Verification
For additional information, view the frequently asked questions for Two-Step verification:

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