Releases and Updates

by: HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team

Ensure Secure Logins by Requiring Two-Factor Authentication

In today's ever-changing world, security is paramount. Two-factor authentication is a great way to ensure your accounts; it adds a layer of protection against fraudulent logins.

If you're unfamiliar with two-factor authentication, the idea is simple: it adds an additional step to the login process. For example, in addition to typing your username and password, you might also be required to enter a passcode contained in an SMS text in order to access your HubSpot account.

Last year, we launched two-factor authentication. With this update, you could enable two-factor authentication, but not require it. With today's update, you can now require it.

Here's how it works.

First, set up two-factor authentication. 

Then, to require it:

  • In your HubSpot account, click the settings icon settings in the main navigation bar.
  • In the left sidebar menu, navigate to Account Defaults
  • In the Security section on the General Info tab, click to toggle the Require Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) switch on. 

In the dialog box, select Yesrequire-2fa

When you toggle this setting, every user in the account will receive an email notification to enable two-factor authentication.

Required two-factor authentication is now live in all HubSpot accounts.