Set Up Multi-Factor Authentication


Multi-factor authentication increases the security of your Threat Stack account, because it requires more than knowledge of a password to access Threat Stack. If you do not already use a multi-factor authentication provider, then you can use the Google Authenticator app to enroll in multi-factor authentication with Threat Stack.


Threat Stack only verifies multi-factor authentication with the Google Authenticator app. If you use a different time-based one-time password (TOTP) app, then that TOTP app should work, but Threat Stack does not support it. 


  • Access to the Threat Stack console
  • On your mobile device, a downloaded and installed up-to-date version of the Google Authenticator app

Set Up Multi-Factor Authentication

  1. Log into Threat Stack using your account.
  2. In the left navigation pane, click Settings. The Settings page displays. By default, the General Settings tab displays.


  3. In the General Settings section, click the Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication button. The Configure Mobile Device App screen displays.


  4. In the Threat Stack browser window, click the Yes button. The Scan your QR code screen displays.


  5. On your mobile device, use the Google Authenticator to scan the QR code. The Google Authenticator app displays a code.
  6. Click the Next button. In the Threat Stack browser window, the Confirm Code screen displays.


  7. In the Threat Stack browser window, type the code displayed in the Google Authenticator app.
  8. Click the Confirm button. Your Threat Stack account successfully enrolls in multi-factor authentication.


    Make sure you keep a copy of your backup codes in a safe location. If you cannot sign in using Google Authenticator, then you can use one of these backup codes instead.


  9. Click the Done button. You return to the General Settings tab. The next time you log into Threat Stack, you will be prompted for both a password and a Google Authenticator code.


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