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MRipley
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Two Factor Authentication

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I am a new Admin in Hubspot, I received an email regarding the switch to Two Factor Authentication starting December 1st. I'm curious if any other companies will have troubles with this as we will. We can't require our employees to use their personal cell phones for work purposes and we don't provide each employee with a work cell phone. There's no need for it at this time in our company other than this upcoming change to two factor authentication. Is there, or, will there be a way around requiring an employee to use their personal cell phone to get logged into Hubspot? I'd like to use a work email account to have the verification code sent there but, from what I understand, that is not possible currently. I've read about the Google Authenticator and that's great but that still requires a cell phone. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome!

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karstenkoehler
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Two Factor Authentication

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Hi @MRipley,

 

As far as I know there currently is not away around the required 2FA. Your users would have to have a phone.

 

I've been informed by HubSpot technical consultants that 2FA will not be required when single sign-on is in place: "The 2FA setting in HubSpot only applies to the HubSpot-native login." That might be a way out but requires an Enterprise license.

 

Best regards!

Karsten Köhler
Digital Marketer | HubSpot Freelancer | CRM Consultant

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webdew
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Two Factor Authentication

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Hi @MRipley ,

Two-factor authentication is to make your account more secure. Aprt from email, you can use your phone number to receive login code or google authenticator. But if yiu don't want your employee to use their personal phones to eceive the code then ask them not to set up the 2-FA authentication. They will be required only email to receive the login codes.

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MRipley
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Two Factor Authentication

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Thank you for your help but what you’re advising doesn’t at all match the information I’m receiving from Hubspot.
The email I received from Hubspot said 2FA will be required to log in as of December 1st, so we won’t have a choice whether employees use it or not. We don’t have a problem with employees using their personal phones, but we don’t want it to be a requirement. That opens up a lot of other issues if they get charged per message, if something happens to their phone at work, if they can’t afford a phone or plan that supports this, etc.
I spoke to the helpline and email is not an option at this time to receive the code, it must go to a mobile device.

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karstenkoehler
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Hall of Famer | Partner
Hall of Famer | Partner

Two Factor Authentication

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Hi @MRipley,

 

As far as I know there currently is not away around the required 2FA. Your users would have to have a phone.

 

I've been informed by HubSpot technical consultants that 2FA will not be required when single sign-on is in place: "The 2FA setting in HubSpot only applies to the HubSpot-native login." That might be a way out but requires an Enterprise license.

 

Best regards!

Karsten Köhler
Digital Marketer | HubSpot Freelancer | CRM Consultant

Beratungstermin mit Karsten vereinbaren


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