Setting up 2-Step Login
First, log in to your Buffer account like normal. Then go to “My Account” and choose “Access & Password“:
On the Access & Password page, click on “Enable 2-Step Login”:
There are currently two ways to generate 2-step codes on your phone: via text message or with the Google Authenticator app (iOS and Android). You’ll see a screen that gives you both options to choose from:
If you choose to have a code sent via SMS, you’ll need to input your phone number. If you’re using Google Authenticator, you’ll see a QR code like this:
Open up the Google Authenticator app, tap to add a new account and scan the code. The app will then generate a six-digit verification code for your Buffer account. If you use your phone number, you’ll simply get a text message with the six-digit code.
Just type in the six-digit code and hit submit to finish up:
Now each time you log in to your Buffer account, you’ll be asked to input another six-digit code from Google Authenticator or sent to you via text message. This will keep your account secure by making sure it’s definitely you every time you log in.