How to enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an extra security layer to your NordPass encrypted vault. This guide explains how to enable MFA using authenticator applications or security keys.

 

Note: Multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be activated on your Nord Account. This means you'll need to undergo an additional identity check whenever you log in to your Nord Account and access any Nord Security products — NordPass, NordVPN, and NordLocker. You will not be asked to provide an MFA code only if you are already logged in to your Nord Account on the device

 

Authenticator app

 

  1. Log into your Nord Account and choose Account settings.



  2. Open the Multi-factor authentication (MFA) tab and select Manage MFA.



  3. Enter the verification code to verify your email.



  4. You'll be directed back to Account settings. From there, select Set up next to the Authenticator app.



  5. This action will generate your QR code and key. Open your mobile authentication application (such as Duo Mobile, Authy, etc.) and scan the QR code or manually enter the key. Once your account is saved in the authenticator application, return to the Nord Account website and click Continue.



  6. Enter the MFA code generated by your mobile authentication application.



  7. That’s it! MFA is now enabled for your Nord Account. Make sure to save your backup codes in case you cannot access the authenticator application.

 

Security key

 

  1. Log into your Nord Account and choose Account settings.



  2. Open the Multi-factor authentication (MFA) tab and select Manage MFA.



  3. Enter the verification code to verify your email.



  4. You'll be directed back to Account settings. From there, select Set up next to Security key.



  5. Complete the process by registering the security key and following the provided instructions.



  1. Once the setting is enabled, you will need to use a physical security key to access your Nord Account.

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