Release Notes

Release Notes

January 25, 2021

Protecting your account with Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)


We’ve added support for two-factor authentication (2FA) to provide an additional layer of security for your account to ensure that you're the only person able to gain access, even if someone knows or tries to guess your password. In this age of phishing attacks and data breaches, relying on a login password alone does not guarantee security. No matter how strong or complex your primary password might be, your account stands the risk of a breach if your password happens to fall into the wrong hands.

With two-factor authentication, your DebtBook account can only be accessed on devices you trust. When you want to sign in, you'll need to provide two pieces of information—your password and a temporary passcode known as a time-based one-time password (TOTP) that is generated by an authenticator app. By entering the code, you're verifying that you have access to a trusted device.

DebtBook is compatible with popular authenticator apps that are widely used like Google Authenticator, Authy, and Microsoft Authenticator. You may use other apps not listed here. Enabling two-factor Authentication is completely optional. But, from a security standpoint, it is highly recommended. The security benefits of 2FA far outweigh the minor inconvenience of having to authenticate through two successive stages.

Administrators have the ability to require two-factor authentication for their entire organization. This optional setting allows for teams to easily comply with IT policies and recommendations.