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Sharing Accounts with 2FA

Two factor authentication can be difficult if your team or family has shared access to a single account. Using two-factor authentication via SMS is awkward—whose phone receives the 2FA codes? Let’s show you a better way to do this. Here at MacEdge you can make an appointment if you need some help.

Authentication Apps can Share Accounts

One solution is to use an authentication app. Authentication apps are more secure, and multiple people can add 2FA support to the same account by scanning the QR code at setup or adding the 2FA setup URL later. (In both 1Password and Apple’s iCloud Keychain, edit the login to see and copy the setup URL.) An even better solution is to use a password manager that supports both 2FA codes and password sharing. That way, one person can set up the account with 2FA and add its login to a shared vault or collection. 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, iCloud Keychain, and others provide such features.