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How to enable 2FA on LinkedIn – 03/25/19

 

 

Two-factor authentication keeps criminals out even when your password is compromised. LinkedIn offers its user this feature.  It calls it two-step verification (2SV) and it is easy to enable.

Funny enough LinkedIn requires two steps to enable 2SV. First you have to add a cell phone number to your account, then you enable 2SV.

Step 1 – add a phone number to your LinkedIn account:
  1. Open LinkedIn.
  2. Click on your profile pic. A menu appears.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy.
  4. Click the Account tab.
  5. Select Login and security from the menu on the left.
  6. Select Phone numbers. The section expands.
  7. Select Canada from the country field.
  8. Enter your cell phone number in the New phone number field.
  9. Click the Send code button. A password dialog box appears.
  10. Enter your password and click Done. A code is texted to your phone.
  11. Enter the code in the text box.
  12. Click the Verify button.
Step 2 – enable two-factor authentication on LinkedIn:

If you have just added your phone number and you are still looking at the Login and security section, go to step number six. Otherwise start with step one.

  1. Open LinkedIn.
  2. Click on your profile pic. A menu appears.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy.
  4. Click the Account tab.
  5. Select Login and security from the menu on the left.
  6. Select Two-step verification. The section expands.
  7. Click Turn on. The Password dialog box appears.
  8. Enter your password and click Done. A verification code is texted to your phone.
  9. Enter the code in the text box.
  10. Click the Verify button.

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