After creating your account, you may be required to, or opt to, set up Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Abacus Administrators have the ability to require Two-Factor Authentication for all of their users.
Enabling Two-Factor Authentication as an End User
Step 1: Open the Personal Settings page.
Step 2: In the Personal Settings sidebar, select Security.
Step 3: Toggle Enable Two-Factor Authentication to Yes.
Step 4: Select your Two-Factor Verification method in the window that opens following the steps below.
Selecting Your Two-Factor Verification Method
If you have opted to or been required to enable Two-Factor Authentication, a window will open for you to choose how the verification code should be delivered. You can choose to have your verification code delivered either by SMS text message or by email to the email address associated with your Abacus account.
After selecting an option, a verification code will be sent to the phone number or email address entered. Once the confirmation code is entered, Two-Factor Authentication will be turned on.
Moving forward, you will be prompted to enter the code that is automatically sent to you whenever you login to your Abacus account.
Logging in Using Two-Factor Authentication
Once you have enabled Two-Factor Authentication, you will be prompted to enter the verification code that is automatically sent to you via SMS or email whenever you login to your Abacus account. You will have the option to remember a device for 30 days.
Changing or Disabling Two-Factor Authentication
If you would like to change the delivery method for your verification code, make the change by going back to the Security tab and select the change button. There is also an option to regenerate a backup code if the current code is lost.
To disable Two-Factor Authentication, switch the toggle to No.
Please note if your company requires Two-Factor Authentication, you will not have the option to disable it.