Multi-factor authentication overview

Thomson Reuters strongly recommends that you use multi-factor authentication to provide the highest level of security for your firm and client data.

What is multi-factor authentication?

Multi-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security that helps protect your firm's confidential data. Many of your online accounts or software applications are protected by a login and password. That password is the single factor in the authentication process to confirm your identity.

Multi-factor authentication adds at least one more layer of identity verification so that your protection against hacking and fraud attempts is stronger and more secure than a simple password. That additional layer can take many forms, such as a physical ID card, a digital confirmation code, or even your fingerprint. You're using multi-factor authentication every time you make a transaction using a debit card or withdraw cash from an ATM: your debit card is one factor and your PIN is another.

How does it work?

Thomson Reuters provides multi-factor authentication through the Thomson Reuters Authenticator app and TOTP-compliant third-party multi-factor authentication apps. See Determine which multi-factor authentication method is right for you to learn more about these options.

After you install a mobile app on a device and pair that device with your Onvio login credentials, you'll use multi-factor authentication to confirm your identity every time you log in to Onvio .

Implementing multi-factor authentication in your firm

By default, multi-factor authentication is an optional feature that individual users can enable for their own logins. If desired, Onvio administrators can require all staff members or clients to log in with multi-factor authentication.

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