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For better account security, set up two-step verification (2SV). If you haven’t gotten the scoop on how 2SV works, read What is two-step verification? before you continue.

  1. Go to your Adaptive Web Hosting Login & PIN page. You might be prompted to sign in.
  2. Under 2-Step Verification, select Add Verification.
    Add verification.
  3. Choose the 2SV method you’d like to use and then select Next:
    • Authenticator app (recommended): An authentication app, like Google Authenticator or Authy, will create the code. Choose this method for most Adaptive Web Hosting accounts.
    • SMS text messages: The code will be sent to you as a text. This method is great for convenience but we suggest using it as a backup since it’s not as secure.
    • Security key: A device plugged into your computer’s USB port will be used for authentication. Use this method if you’re a domain investor or want the highest level of security.
  4. Complete the setup process according to the method you selected:
    • If you chose an Authenticator App, follow the instructions to install an app, scan the bar code, and enter the authentication code. When you’re done, select Continue.
    • If you selected SMS text messages, enter your mobile phone number and Continue. Enter the code we text you (it’s good for the next 20 minutes), and then select Save.
    • If you selected Security Key, set up the hardware Security key (such as a Yubikey or Google Titan).
  5. Select Add Backup and repeat steps 3 and 4 to choose a backup method for 2SV.

More info

  • Change my two-step verification phone number
  • Cancel two-step verification
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