Strong passwords aren’t always enough to stop hackers from accessing your online accounts. That’s why many online services now offer two-factor authentication, which requires a step beyond the password to log in.

Now zipForm offers two-factor authentication as a free opt-in feature of zipForm Plus. Here are instructions from zipForm to set it up:

  1. Go to the security area within your profile.
  2. Turn on two-factor authentication by registering your mobile number and/or the email address you want to receive the code required for access to your account.
  3. After opting in, you’ll have 10 minutes to enter the code after logging into your zipForm Plus account. (Login will be denied if someone enters an incorrect code or waits more than 10 minutes to enter it. After three failed login attempts, you’ll receive an email notifying you that someone else may be trying to access your account. If you receive such an email, please change your password and contact support to report potential fraudulent activity.)

You’ll have the option to check a box to “remember this device” to avoid having to enter the code after logging in from that device when using the same browser. The system will, however, prompt you for a code again after a period of 30 days

Brokers: You can turn on two-factor authentication for all users in your brokerage. Every agent will then be prompted to set up the security feature upon login.

If you have any questions about setting up two-factor authentication, contact zipForm at 800-383-9805.