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Getting started with Individual MFA
Getting started with Individual MFA

Learn more about using MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) for your personal account

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Written by Fatih
Updated over a week ago

This article explains how to set up MFA for your personal account. If you have an Enterprise plan, please check out our other article: Getting started with MFA.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) helps safeguard access to Zeplin data by providing another layer of security by using a second form of authentication.

MFA provides an additional layer of security beyond just a username and password. Requiring multiple forms of authentication makes it more difficult for unauthorized users to access your Zeplin account.

This setting enables multi-factor authentication for your individual Zeplin account. Additionally, organizations you are a member of may also require multi-factor authentication.

Setting up Individual MFA

To enable multi-factor authentication, click on your avatar in the top right corner of the screen to access your profile, and select the Account tab. Then, scroll down to the Multi-factor Authentication section to start the MFA setup process.

An authenticator app is needed to complete the two-step verification. Zeplin supports most authenticator apps such as Autho, Google Authenticator, or a time-based one-time password feature from a password safe.

To configure the app, scan the QR code, or you can enter the secret key manually.

Make sure to save your backup codes in case you lose access to the authenticator app. You can use one of these backup codes to gain access to your Zeplin account by removing MFA; then, you'll be able to configure it again once you have access.

Once you've completed the setup process, you must enter your MFA code from your authenticator app every time you log in to your Zeplin account.

Resetting or removing Individual MFA

If you need to reset or remove your MFA, you can do this directly from your Profile under the Account tab. When you scroll down to the Multi-factor Authentication section, you’ll see the remove MFA and reset your authenticator app options.

☝️ Please note that the remove and reset options are only available at the individual level. If an Enterprise workspace Admin/Owner manages your security settings, these options will not be available.

When you select to reset your authenticator app, you'll need to complete a new MFA link.

Common MFA code questions

Where do I find my code?

Your code will be generated in the authenticator app, as indicated by the name and email used to create the code. You will not need an SMS or email to generate the code. Note that the code refreshes with a new one after a certain number of seconds (depending on the app), so make sure to enter it within the allotted time.

My Google Authenticator codes don't work.

It may be because the time isn't correctly synced on your Google Authenticator app. To set the correct time:

  • On your mobile device, go to the main menu of the Google Authenticator app.

  • Tap More, Settings, Time correction for codes, and Sync Now.

  • On the next screen, the app confirms the time has been synced. You should be able to sign in.

☝️ The sync will only affect the internal time of your Google Authenticator app and will not change your device's Date & Time settings.

What if I lost my backup codes?

If you have lost access to your authenticator app and backup codes, please contact MFA recovery may take several days if Zeplin support is needed.

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