The Tiny plan is BACK! Get the best in WordPress hosting, starting at just $15/month.

Buy Now

Help articles Security

How to enable two-factor authentication on Flywheel

As part of our commitment to keep your data safe and account secure, two-factor authentication is available for all Flywheel accounts.

You’ll be able to set up two-factor authentication using your favorite third-party application (which we recommend!) or use SMS to receive one-time login codes. Here are some of the fine features of our latest security enhancement!

Quickly set up two-factor authentication

1

Visit the security menu in the Flywheel app

How to access the new security tab in the Flywheel dashboard

Setting up two-factor authentication takes just a few minutes and starts in the all-new Security Menu in your account. This menu can be found in the drop-down under your user icon.

2

Enable two-factor authentication and pick a verification method

In the new “Two-Factor Authentication” card, first, select Enable.  You will now be able to select and then verify your preferred authentication method.

How to enable two factor authentication in the Flywheel dashboard

And don’t worry, we’ll generate recovery codes you can securely store or print, just in case you lose access to your authentication method!

Note

Bring your own third-party authentication tool

Who you use for two-factor authentication is totally up to you! We support popular authenticators such as Google Authenticator, Authy, Duo, and many more. Just scan the QR code with your app of choice to get started!

3

Securely log in using two-factor authentication

Logging into Flywheel with two factor authentication

When you log into your Flywheel account, you’ll be asked to provide your two-factor authentication code. This code will be generated by your chosen authenticator app or sent to you via SMS, depending on how you configured your account.

If you don’t have access to that authentication method, you can use one of your one-time recovery codes to access your account instead. Once you authenticate your account, you won’t be asked again for 25 days or until you change IP addresses!

We know that even a great password can be compromised, so this is the first of many security-focused updates you’ll see throughout the year. You can look forward to even more features like two-factor authentication that help keep your account safe and your mind at ease!

Note

Easily switch between authentication methods

Looking to change your two-factor setup? No problem! Switching between third-party and SMS authentication methods is simple. Just verify your account password, then follow the same steps as the initial setup for your two-factor authentication.

Was this article helpful?

  • Billing & Accounts

    Questions relating to payments, billing and managing your account on Flywheel.

    14 Articles
  • Blueprints

    Learn everything there is to know about what Blueprints are, how to create them and how to make the best use of them.

    5 Articles
  • Database

    How to access your WordPress database to make changes and update content.

    3 Articles
  • Domain Names

    Details about how to manage DNS and point your domain names at Flywheel.

    16 Articles
  • Frequently Asked

    The most commonly asked questions, and a few we just think you should know.

    26 Articles
  • General Questions

    Questions that don't fit elsewhere, or those about Flywheel in general.

    56 Articles
  • Getting started

    Everything you need to know to get your first Flywheel site up and running.

    17 Articles
  • Local

    Everything you need to know about our amazing, free local WordPress development software for Mac and PC.

    20 Articles
  • Organizations

    Everything you need to know about managing your team with our Organizations feature.

    8 Articles
  • Plugins

    Which plugins work best, which plugins work worst, and everything in between.

    7 Articles
  • Security

    Details about everything Flywheel does to makes your site so secure.

    16 Articles
  • SFTP

    Information on setting up and troubleshooting with SFTP connections and file transfers.

    5 Articles
  • Simple SSL

    All there is to know about our free, automatically installed and activated SSL certificates.

    8 Articles
  • Staging

    How to get the most out of Staging, which allows you to duplicate a site, make changes, and then push those changes to the live site.

    6 Articles
  • White Label

    Everything you need to know about our Whitelabel subscriptions for branding and reselling Flywheel.

    3 Articles

Flywheel help

Help is just a click away! Log into the Flywheel dashboard to instantly chat with an expert, open a ticket, or follow along with in-depth documentation. We happily offer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Log in

Try it yourself. It's free & takes less than 60 seconds. Sign up