Activate Two-Factor Authentication

Activate Two-Factor Authentication

October 9, 2020
TeamViewer IoT Documentation

Protect your TeamViewer account and thus your Computers & Contacts list from unauthorized access with an additional security code.

Activate

The TeamViewer Management Console manages the two-factor authentication. You need your TeamViewer Account credentials to access the Management Console.

  1. To log in to the Management Console, open https://teamviewer-iot.com and use your TeamViewer account credentials.
  2. From the top menu click your user name > Edit profile.
    The dialog Profile Settings opens.
  3. Click General > Two-factor authentication, then click Activate.
    Your recovery code is shown.
  4. Download, print or copy the recovery code, then click Continue.
  5. Click Save to finish the activation.

See also Recovery Code for Two-Factor Authentication.

Video Tutorial: Activate

This video shows you step by step how to activate the two-factor authentication for your TeamViewer Account.

Deactivate

There are two possible ways to deactivate two-factor authentication.

Using your profile settings

The TeamViewer Management Console manages the two-factor authentication. You need your TeamViewer Account credentials to access the Management Console.

  1. To log in to the Management Console, open https://teamviewer-iot.com and use your TeamViewer account credentials.
  2. From the top menu click your user name > Edit profile.
    The dialog Profile Settings opens.
  3. Click General > Two-factor authentication, then click Deactivate.

Using the Recovery Code

You need your TeamViewer Account credentials and your recovery code to deactivate the two-factor authentication.

  1. To navigate to the Management Console, open https://teamviewer-iot.com/LogOn#deactivate-tfa.
  2. Use your TeamViewer account credentials and your recovery code.

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