Enforced two-step verification with Atlassian Access

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What is enforced two-step verification?


Enforced two-step verification is a security policy that requires the users in an organization to turn on two-step verification in order to log in and access their Atlassian cloud products.

Why use enforced two-step verification?


Enforced two-step verification keeps accounts secure if the password to the account is compromised, improving the security of the information accessible by those accounts.

How it works


If someone already has an existing Atlassian account when enforced two-step verification is applied, they will be logged out of their account and prompted to set up a secondary verification method the next time they log in. If someone is setting up an Atlassian account for the first time, they will be required to set up a secondary verification method as part of the onboarding flow.

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