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Community > Feature Requests >

2-Step Authentication - Option to turn on for all users

Started by Ross Gerring in Feature Requests | Idea

At last we have Two Step Authentication for Xero.


We now need the option to be able to force all users to use 2FA.

Security is only as strong as its weakest link.


Official Xero Reply
Although not enforced for everyone right now, in line with local requirement 2SA is becoming mandatory for all Xero practices and accountants and bookkeepers with access to Australian small business clients by end of 2018. We've sent many communications to users in this region, and others with access to an AU org to help get them ready for the change.

While we don't have intentions of rolling this further right now, this is something well continue to readdress in line with local compliance. Again, I do just want to reiterate that 2SA can only be enforced at an account level, so like Brittany mentioned earlier - enforcing this upon a user would mean they'd need to use 2SA every time they login to Xero, for any organisation.

We'll let you know here if there's any word of enforcing 2SA in other areas.

Kelly M (Community Manager)