Factor Authentication | 2FA | Freeparking NZ
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When you login to your accounts online, you mostly use a simple 'username and password' combination. Adding two-factor authentication (2FA) to your login process is a simple way of adding an extra layer of security to your accounts.
When you login to an online account with a username and password, you’re using what’s called single factor authentication. You only need one thing — your password — to verify that you are who you say you are.
With 2FA, you need to provide two things — your password and something else — before you can access an account.
You can choose to activate 2FA in your Freeparking Control Panel.
Whenever you login, you will be required to enter in your username and password, as well as a 6-digit code. This code regenerates every 30 seconds. This code is managed via an application on your mobile phone called Google Authenticator.
Recovery codes are provided to allow you to login in the event you need to reset your phone. These are reset whenever Two Factor Authentication is enabled and can be reset. Please keep these recovery codes somewhere safe but accessible!
Please ensure you install Google Authenticator on your mobile device and follow the steps below. Once you've done that, the next time you login, you’ll be asked to enter a code.
Now when you login to your Freeparking account, it will ask for your Google auth code. Just open up the app and then enter the 6-digit code on the Freeparking login page.