With UserBit, UX professionals can take advantage of the 2-step verification to add an extra layer of security for their valuable research data.

Why is two-factor authentication a good idea?

Stealing passwords is easier than you think and very common. There are a variety of ways in which your credentials may get leaked to others. Seemingly innocuous everyday tasks like downloading software on your computer or clicking on links in the email can all expose your passwords to bad actors. Moreover, most people use the same password across multiple sites and if one of these sites is compromised, your credentials may be at risk.

2-Step verification allows you to keep your account secure even if an unauthorized actor gains access to your password.

How does it work?

On UserBit, all paid plans allow you to activate 2-factor authentication. To do so, simply navigate to your Account Page from the navbar menu:

Navbar menu on UserBit
Visit account settings by clicking on the navbar menu

1. On the account page, turn on the switch under two-factor authentication section:

Two-factor authentication on UserBit
Two-factor authentication on UserBit

2. You'll then be asked to enter your account password - making a change to the authentication process is a sensitive operation so UserBit requires you to log in again.

3. After you re-sign in, you'll be asked for a phone number where UserBit can send you a security code via SMS text message.

Two-factor authentication enrollment modal on UserBit
Enter your mobile phone number 

4. Enter the received code (from your phone) on UserBit to verify that you have access to this device.

5. After verifying the code, your phone will be enrolled in 2-factor authentication.

Enrolled in two-factor authentication on UserBit
Enrolled in two-factor authentication

🎉 Congratulations! You've just made your data a lot more secure.

An extra layer of security

From this point on, every time you sign in, you'll be asked to enter the security code, sent via SMS to your phone. Signing into your UserBit account will require not just something you know (your password) but also something you have - your phone, making your account that much more secure.

Ready to level up the security of your research data? Try 2-factor authentication on UserBit today!