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How to Enable Two Factor Authentication on your Trello Account

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Follow these steps to enable Two Factor Authentication on your Trello account.

When it comes to Security, there are no solutions that will protect you 100%. This is true for both digital and physical security. Of course, this doesn’t mean we should just sit back and open our gates to whoever wants to march in. Action can and should be taken to add as many effective security layers as possible. In the case of locking down your Trello account and the data it contains, both strong passwords and Two Factor Authentication can be very effective.

How to Enable Two Factory Authentication for your Trello Account

  1. Click Account icon.
    • Note: This is your Avatar image on the top-right of your Trello board.
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Configure Two Factor Authentication
  4. Enter Username and Password again to confirm you want to enable 2FA (Two Factor Authentication)
  5. Click Button Labeled Add Two Factor Authentication
    • Note: After clicking this button, a new window will open giving you backup codes. These can be used in the event you lose your Two Factor Auth. device. Be sure to store these backup codes securely, off your computer if possible or store them in a Password vault like 1Password.
    • Return back to Original browser tab to continue enabling 2FATwo Factor Auth on your account.
  6. Click link User an Authenticator App instead.
    • My recommendation is to use an Authenticator App vs. SMS text messages. Authy is a great option for this, however, Microsoft Authenticator or Google Authenticator are also good options.
  7. Scan QR Code with Authenticator App.
  8. Enter 6-digit code in the Verification box, check the box I have my backup codes.
  9. Click the Verify and Update button.
    • There is a fairly short timeout on this step. If you wait too long to enter the 6-digit code, you will be asked to log in again.

Trello will now display a screen that tells you that Two Factor Authentication is now enabled. Be sure to log out and log in again to verify all is working as expected. This is also where you can move 2FA over to an SMS device or disable 2FA completely on your Trello Account.

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