Two-Factor Authentication FAQs

Apple's Two-Factor Authentication Requirement (2FA)

Two-factor authentication is an added layer of security for your Apple ID to make sure that you're the only person who can access your church's Apple Developer account, even if someone knows your password.

Setting up Apple's two-factor authentication requires you to have access to a second trusted device that will receive a six-digit code. Once this code is entered, you will be able to successfully verify your identity as the user and be able to login to your account. This six-digit code can only be used once.


Q. How do I set up 2FA for my account?
A. Follow Apple’s instructions to enable your two-factor authentication.

Q. What can I use as a trusted device?
A. A trusted device for Apple Developer 2FA is an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9 and later, or a Mac with OS X El Capitan.

Q. What if I don’t have an iPhone or iOS device?
A. You can set a "trusted phone number" to receive verification codes by text message or automated phone call. It is a good idea to use a trusted phone number that will remain consistent with the church, regardless of any staffing changes.

Q. It says I have two-step verification enabled, is this the same as two-factor authentication?
A. No. You must switch from two-step verification to two-factor authentication for your Apple ID. In order to make this switch, you need to adjust your settings to make sure that you have two-step verification turned off, which then allows two-factor authentication to be turned on. Follow Apple’s instructions to make the switch here.

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