How to Enable Two-step Verification for Dropbox


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Mar 24, 2011
By Nithin Ramesh on August 26th, 2012

Dropbox has been under fire more than once for their inability to protect user’s data. But now it looks like they are finally improving their security. Dropbox has now added an option to use two step authentication for all of its users. Here’s how to enable it.
First, login to your Dropbox account and open their Security page.
You will find a new option to enable two-step authentication in the bottom as shown below. It will be disabled at the moment. Click Change.


You will have to enter your password to proceed. Then you will see a webpage overlay like shown below. Click Get Started.


You can choose to receive the authentication codes as text messages to your phone. Alternately, if you own a smartphone, you can use an authenticator app to generate authentication codes locally. Select the desired option and click ‘Next’.


Now if you selected the option to receive code via text message, enter your mobile number or if you chose to use the authenticator app, scan the provided QR code using any supported authenticator app.
When done, click ‘Finish’. You have now enabled two step verification for Dropbox.


You will have to download and install the Dropbox application for your OS again with the latest versions that support 2-factor authentication.

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