Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a simple but effective tool that provides your accounts with an extra layer of security. If a data breach occurs and someone obtains your username and password, 2FA is an additional step to prevent them from gaining access to your account.

You can use Jumbo to enable 2FA on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Dropbox and Amazon. When you enable this setting, you will be asked to provide a 6-digit code every time you log in. If you enable 2FA with Jumbo, the codes are securely stored in your Vault for easy access when you need them and refresh every 30 seconds to ensure your security.

You can enable 2FA for accounts in Jumbo by following these steps:

  1. Open the Jumbo app.
  2. Tap the Online Tracking or Online Reputation card, and select the service that you would like to enable 2FA for (e.g. Twitter).
  3. If you have not already connected this service to Jumbo, enter your login credentials.
  4. Switch the toggle next to Two Factor Authentication from OFF to ON.

Alternatively, if you run a scan on your account and see a recommendation card to enable 2FA, you can enable it through there.

If you enable 2FA for an account through Jumbo, it's important to know where you can find your codes.

To make it easy, Jumbo serves as an authenticator app for any account that you enable 2FA for through Jumbo. At this time, we are not able to provide 2FA codes for accounts not available within Jumbo.

If you are logging into an account and are prompted to enter a security code, here is how you can locate it:

  1. Open the Jumbo app.
  2. Tap the Vault icon at the bottom of the screen.

This will take you to a page where you can access your 2FA codes.

These are typically 8-digit codes that you can use to recover your account in case you ever lose access to Jumbo. It is a good idea to write these down and save them somewhere safe.

To see your 2FA backup codes for accounts that use Jumbo as your authenticator, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Jumbo app.
  2. Tap the Vault icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Find the account you want to save your backup codes for.
  4. Tap the 3 dots on the righthand side.
  5. Tap View Backup codes.
  6. Write down these codes, and store them in a secure place.

If you choose the option to remove your 2FA codes from your Vault but have not turned off this feature through your user account settings , you will find yourself needing to access 2FA codes that are not visible.

But fear not, we've included a backup option for you. You can recover your 2FA code generators by deleting and reinstalling Jumbo on your device.

NOTE: If you have any posts archived in your Vault, deleting the app will also permanently delete those posts, so please make sure you have successfully backed up anything that you would like to save. Additionally, because all of your account login credentials are stored locally on your device, you will have to reconnect your accounts to Jumbo after reinstallation.

In order for 2FA codes to work properly, the device time must be correct and be automatically set. Here is how you can check:

Steps for iOS

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Date & Time.
  4. Check that the toggle for Set Automatically is ON.

Steps for Android

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General Management.
  3. Tap Date and time.
  4. Check that the toggle for Set Automatically is ON.

If you activated 2FA on your account through Jumbo, then we've included a way to reinstate your code generators should you change or lose your device.

NOTE: These steps will only work if you are switching to another device on the same operating system (e.g. iOS to iOS). If you anticipate switching platforms, we highly recommend you temporarily turn off 2FA, and then re-enable it on your new device.

When you set up 2FA for your apps through Jumbo, the code generators are connected to your iCloud Keychain (for iOS users) or Google drive (for Android users) to prevent you from being locked out.

Steps for iOS

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Log into the same iCloud account that you used to first setup 2FA.
  3. Download the Jumbo app.
  4. Complete the onboarding in Jumbo.
  5. Tap the Vault icon at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Your 2FA code generators should appear in the Vault tab.

Steps for Android

  1. Download the Jumbo app.
  2. Complete the onboarding in Jumbo.
  3. Tap the Vault icon at the bottom of the screen.
  4. You will see a prompt asking you to connect Google Drive to access your 2FA codes.
  5. Connect the same Google Drive account that you used when you first setup 2FA.
  6. Your 2FA code generators should appear in the Vault tab.

Due to accounts' security settings surrounding disabling 2FA, you will have to do this by logging into your respective accounts directly, as opposed to going through Jumbo. The following steps are through desktop.

NOTE: Deleting the app or manually hiding your 2FA code generators in your Vault will NOT disable 2FA automatically for your accounts.

  1. Log into LinkedIn.
  2. Click the Me profile icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown.
  4. Select Sign in & security in the left sidebar.
  5. Click the Two-step Verification section.
  6. Select Turn off, and confirm your choice by entering your password.

  1. Log into Facebook.
  2. Click the downwards arrow in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Select Security and Login in the left sidebar.
  6. Select Edit next to Use two-factor authentication.
  7. Select Turn off.

  1. Log into Google.
  2. Go to your account settings.
  3. Select Security in the left sidebar.
  4. Under the Signing in to Google section, select 2-Step Verification. You may need to sign in.
  5. Select Turn Off.
  6. A pop-up window will appear to confirm that you want to turn off 2-Step Verification. Select Turn off.

  1. Log into Twitter.
  2. Click More in the left sidebar.
  3. Select Settings and privacy.
  4. Select Security and account access.
  5. Select Security.
  6. Select Two-factor authentication.
  7. Uncheck the box next to Authentication app.

  1. Log into Amazon.
  2. Click Accounts & Lists under your name in the top menu.
  3. Select Login & security. You may need to sign in.
  4. Select Edit next to Two-Step Verification (2SV) Settings.
  5. Click the Disable button, and confirm your choice in the pop-up window that appears.

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