Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in Salesforce to prevent unauthorized access to your Salesforce Org and add an extra layer of security. Multi-Factor Authentication simply means that after the username/password authentication, user will need to complete one more step before they are authenticated into the application. The idea is that even if someone somehow knows your username & password, he or she will still not be able to login to the application.
With the rising number of cyberattacks targeting businesses, including Salesforce customers, Salesforce is making MFA mandatory . In fact, now, MFA is a contractual requirement to use Salesforce products. In 2023, the company will be enabling and enforcing MFA for customers who haven’t already done so. To avoid disruptions, roll out MFA yourself as soon as possible.
For the purpose of this blog post we’ll use “Something you have” and the “thing” that you will need to “have” is a smartphone. Follow this step-by-step guide and in less than 30 minutes from now, you will have a more secure Salesforce Org
(This blog post was first published in April 2018. It has now been updated & republished)