LinkedIn – Security – Two Factor Authentication – Verification Method – Phone

Background

Please continue to follow Best Practices as much as possible with your online Accounts.

Online Accounts inclusive of Banking, Email, Social Media.

Linked In

Security

Relative to Facebook there is not a lot of miscreants on LinkedIn.

Please use that grace wisely.

Two Factor Authentication

If you do not have Two Factor Authentication setup, please set it up.

Outline

  1. Home Page – Me
    • Access the “Me” icon ( )
    • Within the me panel, please choose “Settings and Privacy
  2. The Settings Page appear
    • From the left panel, please choose “Sign In & Security” \ “Account Access
    • On the right panel, please choose “Two-Step verification
      • Please make sure to note your current setting for “Two-Step Verification”
      • If it says Yes, then you have already enabled Two-Step Authentication
      • On the other hand, if it states No, you have yet to enable Two-Step Authentication
  3. Two-Step Verification Enabling
    • Please access the “Turn On” button
    • Verification Method
      • You will be given a choice of Verification Method
      • Your choices will be
        • Authenticator App
        • Phone Number ( SMS )
    • We chose Phone Number ( SMS ) as your verification method
    • You are asked to confirm your LinkedIn password
    • A verification text is sent to your cell phone
    • Please check your cell phone and note the code sent
    • Once you have the code, please enter it on the verification text entry field
    • The system will confirm that the verification text matches the one sent
  4. Two-Step Verification Enabled
    • The system will confirm that Two-Factor Authentication is enabled
      • The method will ne noted
        • In our case, Phone
        • Keep in mind that “Authentication Apps” is also available
      • For Phone Verification, The phone number will be shown, as well

Images

Image – Home Page – Me

Image – Sign in & Security – Account Access

Image – Sign in & Security – Account Access – Two-Step Verification

Image – Sign in & Security – Account Access – Two-Step Verification – Status – Currently Off

 

Image – Sign in & Security – Account Access – Two-Step Verification – Verification Method

 

Image – Sign in & Security – Account Access – Two-Step Verification – Verification Method – Phone Number ( SMS )

Image – Sign in & Security – Account Access – Two-Step Verification – Verification Method – Phone Number ( SMS ) – Enter Your Password

Image – Sign in & Security – Account Access – Two-Step Verification – Verification Method – Phone Number ( SMS ) – Verification Code Sent

Image – Sign in & Security – Account Access – Two-Step Verification – Verification Method – Phone Number ( SMS ) – Verification Code Entered

Image – Sign in & Security – Account Access – Two-Step Verification – Verification Method – Phone Number ( SMS ) – Enabled

 

Summary

Setting up multi-factor authentication is easy.

Get a good night sleep, and go at it.

Please keep a record of all the places that you have two-factor authentication set up.

If you need to change your phone number, please keep in mind, it is a lot easier to change the phone number registered on the sites before actually letting go off your former phone.

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