How to Secure your Slack Account with Two Factor Authentication

How to Secure your Slack Account with Two Factor Authentication
How to Secure your Slack Account with Two Factor Authentication-: Slack is a cloud-based set of team collaboration tools and services Slack is standing for “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge”. While Slack no longer uses IRC (Internet Relay Chat) backend but Slack offers a lot of IRC-like Features.All content inside Slack is searchable, including files, conversations, and people.
Slack integrates with a large number of third-party services and supports community-built integrations.Major integrations include services such as Google Drive, Trello, Dropbox, Box, Heroku, IBM Bluemix, Crashlytics, GitHub, Runscope and Zendesk. In this Post, we will learn how to secure your slack account with two-factor Authentication.

How to Secure your Slack Account with Two Factor Authentication-:

Two-factor Authentication is a must have a feature to use any service online, While using Two Factor Authentication always secure your backup codes at a secure place.

How Two Factor Authentication Works-:
Every time you sign in to Slack, you’ll be asked to enter a verification code. Choose to have the verification code sent by text message or from an authentication app on your phone. Enter the code in Slack and you’ll be signed in to Slack with added peace of mind.

STEP-:1
Download and install an authentication app. Before you can set up 2FA on your account, you’ll need to download and install an authentication app on your device.Slack 2FA can be used with most Time-Based, One-Time Password (TOTP) applications.

Here are a few options to get you started:

List of Authentication App For iPhone User-:
Google Authenticator,
Duo Mobile,
1Password,
Authy

List of Authentication App For Android User-:
Google Authenticator, Duo Mobile, Authy.

List of Authentication App For Windows User-:
Microsoft Authenticator, Duo Mobile.

STEP-:2

Head over to your Workspace at www.Your-Workspace.slack.com, For Example, I am active Member of WordPress Meetup Mumbai and We have Slack Channel to Discuss WordPress Meetup and  Planning at https://wpmumbai.slack.com so my Workspace is WPMumbai which you can see in below snapshot.

Slack Workspace

STEP-:3

Expand Two-Factor Authentication, and click Setup Two-Factor Authentication. it will ask you to enter your password again. once you entered your Password it will ask How would you like to receive your authentication codes? either SMS or Use App.

STEP-4-:

at this step Download the Authenticator App if you have not installed and then scan the barcode…If you are using Google Authenticator like Me then Click on plus sign==>>Scan the Barcode, once you scan the barcode you will get  6 digit code, which you have to enter to activate Two Factor Authentication.

 Authenticator App

Now it is all done, you have successfully setup the Two-factor Authentication on Slack, Now Slack gives you  Backup Codes If you lose access to your authentication device, you can use one of these backup codes to login to your account. Each code may be used only once. Make a copy of these codes, and store it somewhere safe.

Conclusion-:  Slack is a Post Popular Team Collaboration Tool. In this Post I have tried to explain in the best way to set up Two-factor authentication on Slacl, If you have any other opinion you can leave your comment in the comment section of the post.

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