Boost your security with Multi-Factor Authentication
- Keep your most sensitive information safe.
How does Multi-Factor Authentication work?
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) works by adding an extra layer of security to your NordPass encrypted vault. Once enabled, it requires an additional login credential – beyond just your username and password – to gain access to your NordPass encrypted vault.
What MFA options does Nord Account offer?
- NordPass offers three options for MFA: authenticator applications, security keys, and backup codes, which we recommend using when you can’t access an authenticator app or have lost your security key. Nord Account supports major authenticator apps, such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Authy, and many others.
Why should you use MFA?
- MFA provides an additional security level. Even if cybercriminals were to get hold of your account email ID, they still couldn’t access your NordPass vault. They’d be missing a unique authentication code provided by the authenticator app. Even if they were able to get past the MFA, they would need to know your Master Password to unlock your vault.
Is MFA authentication safe?
- Multi-Factor Authentication is safe if you practice basic safety principles. Using MFA does not mean that your security is bulletproof — you still need a strong Master Password that you don’t share with anyone. Additionally, the security can be compromised if you lose your device with the authentication app.