Securing your samliore account over time with Apple. Two-factor identification is one of the 5 effective ways to make your Mac more secure. To strengthen the security of your iCloud account, you must activate double authentication, follow the guide.
Presentation: what is double authentication?
Two-factor identification, also called double identification or authentication, helps to ensure your identity. It is a question of verifying that it is not someone else who knows your password. Indeed, even if it should not be done, normally people use the same password everywhere (a small variant near). This increases the risk of your password being leaked, even if it is not the only factor.
How did it work?
Everything will revolve around your trusted devices. As soon as a new device, browser or application logs in with your username and password, your trusted devices receive a notification. This notification will tell you that Your Apple ID has been used to connect to a new device by more or less precisely locating the connection. You can then To allow you are provided with a code. You will need to enter this new device.
By accepting it for the first time, the new iOS or macOS device will now become a new trusted device. So yes, if you have a lot of Apple devices, connecting a new one, it can sound everywhere!
If in doubt, do not hesitate to refuse. If it was a legitimate connection, it will be enough to connect again so that the demand reappears. If you are sure that it is not you (or a loved one), you must refuse the connection. In this case, it is advisable to change your password.
Trusted devices, what is it?
Trusted devices are your security. It is on them that the notification to receive the validation code will arrive. They can be Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. The Apple TV and the Apple Watch are among the devices requiring the validation code, but cannot be trusted devices.
Trusted phone numbers, why?
A trust number is the basis of double authentication. Indeed, during a very first connection, there is no trusted device. When connecting the very first device, you will need to enter a number to receive the code. It is advisable to have a second number easily accessible. You can enter a landline since the code will be sent to you by SMS or automatic call, as desired.
When you enter your Apple IDs on a new device, a code is requested. You will need to enter the one that will appear on your trusted device after authorizing access.
Let's get down to business quickly: activate dual authentication.
step 1: activate double authentication
You can turn on two-factor identification on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. since the maximum security level, you will not be able to deactivate it. If two-step verification is enabled, you will need to disable it and then enable dual authentication.
Method 1: on iOS
1.1.1. Open Settings > your Apple ID> Password and security > Activate two-factor identification.
If your iPhone is under iOS 10.2 or lower, the handling varies slightly: Settings > iCloud > your Apple ID> Password and security > Activate two-factor identification.
Once the activation request is valid, a new screen appears.
1.1.2. Fill in the information requested. Please give your number, the code will be sent to you on it;
1.1.3. Press next, the code is then communicated to you at the number defined by the chosen method (call or SMS);
1.1.4. Enter this code.
Method 2: on macOS
It is also possible to activate it on your Mac if it is at least under OS X El Capitan. Otherwise, 2-step validation will be your best option.
1.2.1. Open them System Preferences > iCloud ;
1.2.2. Below your name and photo, or avatar, click Account details ;
1.2.3. Go to the 3rd tab Security ;
1.2.4. Click on Activate two-factor identification.
You now know how to activate double authentication on your iCloud account to strengthen the security of your data. Now let's take a look at how to manage your trusted devices and numbers.
step 2: manage your Apple ID and demonstration
From the Apple ID management site, you can access your account data.
2.1. Open a browser on the Apple ID site;
2.2. Enter your credentials;
2.3. You are asked for a code while you receive an authorization notification on your trusted devices;
2.4. Click on To allow to authorize access;
2.5. A code appears, enter it on the site.
You can see all of your data. In the section Security, you can see that theidentification of two factors is good active. You will also see your trust numbers. To make changes, click on Edit.
Going down, you will find the part Devices. These are all devices connected with your username. By clicking on each of them, you can see information about them as well as the possibility of Remove from account.
You can find this on your iPhone in Settings > your Apple ID.
Or on your Mac in System Preferences > iCloud > Account details > Devices.
Activating double authentication is an improvement in the security of your data, it is strongly recommended to activate it, as long as its use is not very complicated.