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Two-Factor Authentication

How do I enable two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is now a mandatory security feature that adds an extra layer of protection to your RIPE NCC Access account. Once enabled, you will be required to enter a six-digit security code in addition to your password whenever you sign in.

The six-digit security code is generated by an authenticator application, which generates a One-Time Password (OTP).

Try to log in

When you try to log in to your RIPE NCC Access account, you will be prompted to check your inbox.

Follow the instructions in the email sent to you by the RIPE NCC.

The notice to check your email for 2FA set up.

Click the link in the email and follow the instructions in the email to set up an authenticator app with a One-Time-Password (OTP).

You will also need to generate recovering codes in case you get locked out.

Email asking readers to click the 2FA link.

Download an authentication app

Install one of the following authenticator apps:

  • Microsoft Authenticator
  • Google Authenticator

Set up your authentication app

Open your chosen authenticator app and either scan the QR-code on the set up screen or enter the secret key manually.

Add the one-time code from the app into the Mobile Authenticator set up page. You will also need to add a device name to identify the authentication app.

Image of the set up screen with QR code for 2FA.

Copy the recovery codes

Keep a copy safe

Next, copy the recovery codes from the setup screen and keep them safe.

You have the option to print, download or copy the codes. Tick the box to confirm you have saved the codes and click ‘activate’.

If you ever accidentally delete the authenticator app, have an empty phone battery, lose your phone, or another reason why you cannot generate a security code, you will need these codes to sign into your RIPE NCC Access account.

The page showing recovery codes for 2FA set up.

2FA activated

2FA is now set up on your account, visit your RIPE NCC Access account and log in using your authenticator app and your password.