Finally, Zoom that is rated as the most popular video conference interface has added support for two-factor authentication (2FA) across its desktop client, zoom app, and zoom rooms. 2FA provides an additional security layer that requires further information to allow the approved user to access the account.
Making it easier for admins and organizations to protect their users and stop conference security breaches. With 2FA, Zoom pitches some advantages such as improved protection, enhanced compliance, easier credential management and lower costs for small businesses and colleges.
The step by the company comes only a few months after it has introduced end-to – end encryption for all users of the zoom.
The key benefit of adding the 2FA option on zoom is improved protection. This offers a foolproof method to validate user authority and defends from breaches.
Organizations will minimize the risk of identity fraud and security breaches by using 2FA as an additional layer of security that hinders bad actors from accessing accounts by guessing passwords or gaining access to the devices of employees or college students.
Zoom supports SAML, OAuth and password based login authentication strategies. The 2FA implementation of zoom lets you use authentication apps such as Authy, Google Authenticator, etc.
You’ll be able to give 2FA to users while you’re an admin. Follow the steps below to get started with password based authentication:
- Normally, sign in to Zoom Dashboard and head to Advanced -> Security.
- Within the Security part, Allow ‘Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication’.
- After enabling 2FA, Zoom will ask you to decide on the scope of the feature based on necessities.
- The accessible controls are ‘All users in your account’, ‘Users with specific roles’, and ‘Users belonging to specific groups’. Select according to your need and save.
How you can enable Zoom’s two-factor authentication for Users
- Open Zoom’s web portal and select ‘Authentication App’ or ‘SMS’ as your authentication technique.
- For utilizing an authentication app, open the authentication app of your selection, scan the QR code that appears in your display screen, and select Next.
- Enter the 6-digit code that appears in your authentication app to confirm and complete the setup process.
- For individuals who prefer utilizing SMS instead, select ‘SMS’ as the authentication technique, add your phone number, enter the 6-digit verification code (OTP) that you just received in your Mobile number, and select Verify.
If you are a user of the Zoom App, it is best to consider implementing two-factor authentication to boost security. It’s good to see that Zoom now supports 2FA in stepping up overall zoom platform stability.