Safeguard your data in MYOB Advanced with two-factor authentication

A small step for you, a giant leap for your security.

Why does MYOB Advanced require two-factor authentication?

As a user of MYOB Advanced, you have the opportunity to use your software anywhere, anytime on any device. This flexibility helps you connect to your data whenever you need it. Keeping your data protected in this highly flexible environment is MYOB’s top priority. We’re committed to doing everything we can to prevent purposeful unauthorised access to your data by utilising best practice security measures. Often a password is where users are most vulnerable as there are increasingly sophisticated techniques to source or guess passwords and users sometimes share passwords across platforms for convenience. To protect your data even if your password is compromised, we’re implementing two-factor authentication into MYOB Advanced. By using two-factor authentication to log in, your data will be even safer with MYOB Advanced.


What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication (or 2FA) is the best way to enhance the safety of your data, by adding an extra layer of security that only you can control. Watch this video to learn about how to set up 2FA in MYOB Advanced. It's simply a little addition to your sign-in process - when you use your current username and password, a one-time code is sent your smartphone.

Enter the code as the next sign-in step and you're logged in just like before. A quick extra step for MYOB Advanced which goes a long way to making sure your data is protected more than ever before. Someone might be able to guess your password, but they won't get far without the 2FA code. Which is different every time.

What do I need to do?

2FA will be mandatory for every MYOB Advanced login by the end of 2018. With your September update, you can get started with 2FA immediately.

Already upgraded to 2018.1.2 and want to set up 2FA right away? Our step-by-step guide will help.


Sign in

Log into your software as normal and you'll be directed to the quick sign-up process. If you can't change over immediately, don't worry - we'll continue to remind you before the deadline.



Download the Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator app to your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play. Follow the instructions and enter the code into your software.


That's it!

And that's it! All your data is now much safer and you can use the app to keep it that way with every login.




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