How to Turn On 2FA for MailChimp

Please note: Specific instructions for enabling 2FA are subject to change without notice. Please check with each website or app for the most up-to-date information on this feature.

Because MailChimp is adamant about providing security to its users, the company offers a 10% discount for MailChimp accounts where all Owner and Admin logins have Google Authenticator set up. Google Authenticator is a Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) application that adds an extra step to your MailChimp login process, but the security benefits is what MailChimp believes is worth it.

2FA requires two forms of identification to gain access to an account. With 2FA enabled in MailChimp, you will need your MailChimp login credentials and a passcode.

1. First, download the free Google Authenticator app from your smartphone’s app store. Depending on whether you are an Owner, Admin, and Manager or an Author or Viewer, you will find 2FA set up instructions based on your user type below.

 

Owners, Admins, and Managers

 

1. Log in as you usually would and click your profile name then choose “Account.”

2. Click the “Settings” drop-down menu and select “Security.”

3. In the Two-factor authentication section, click “Configure Google Authenticator.”

4. Review the steps in the “Configure Google Authenticator” pop-up modal to add your MailChimp account to Google Authenticator.

5. Save your MailChimp backup code in a safe place. This code is different and is important to save, so you can use it to log in to MailChimp if you ever lose, restore, or damage your device.

6. Click “Submit.”

7. Under “Enable Two Factor Authentication” for these accounts, check the box for the account(s) that you want to require two-factor authentication on login, and click Save.

8. If you are the Owner or Admin, you’ll see the option to require two-factor authentication for particular user types. Choose the user types you want, and click Save.

9. To set up another device, click “Configure Google Authenticator” and repeat the steps above to connect your account to Google Authenticator on that device.

10. From now on, when you log in to MailChimp, you must provide the Google Authenticator passcode before you can access MailChimp. 

Authors and Viewers

1. Log in as you usually would and click your profile name then choose “Profile.”

3. In the Two-factor authentication section, click “Configure Google Authenticator.”

4. Review the steps in the “Configure Google Authenticator” pop-up modal to add your MailChimp account to Google Authenticator.

5. Save your MailChimp backup code in a safe place. This code is different and is important to save, so you can use it to log in to MailChimp if you ever lose, restore, or damage your device.

6. Click “Submit.”

7. Under “Enable Two Factor Authentication” for these accounts, check the box for the account(s) that you want to require two-factor authentication on login, and click Save.

8. To set up another device, click “Configure Google Authenticator” and repeat the steps above to connect your account to Google Authenticator on that device.

9. From now on, when you log in to MailChimp, you must provide the Google Authenticator passcode before you can access MailChimp.

For more information visit: http://kb.mailchimp.com/integrations/other-integrations/set-up-google-authenticator

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