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2FA: please take action

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is now being introduced on Gas Safe Register’s website. This means that when you log in, you’ll be asked to verify your identity by text message or email, in addition to your password.

It’s being rolled out in stages, so you may not see any difference initially. But as the time draws near to renew your Gas Safe registration, you will be encouraged to set it up. When you’re invited to set up 2FA, you’ll see an Alert on your dashboard to upgrade your account by adding 2FA and there will be a link from your My Account page.

It’s a straightforward process that should take just a few minutes to complete. It’s important to make sure that you provide a valid mobile phone number and email address. This is because you’ll receive a validation code that you must enter to set up and confirm your 2FA.

If someone else manages your online activities such as notifications or renewing your registration on your behalf, you must both set up 2FA. You must not share the same user ID because whoever logs into the registered business account will need to verify their identity via their own mobile phone or email.

If you add any new users to your account, these will be 2FA-enabled by default. And those applying to join the Register for the first time must set up 2FA in order to complete their application.

2FA verifies your online identity by asking for a second authentication in addition to your password. You’re probably already using it your banking and email apps. It provides an additional layer of protection to your sensitive information, so that even if someone else knows or guesses your password, they can’t access your data.

A full step-by-step user guide to migrating your account to 2FA is available in your online account here.

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