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Xero Debuts Multi-Factor Authentication

Xero has introduced an application to provide multi-factor authentication to access their accounts. Two-step authentication has been available for the software company’s Australian customers since 2018.

Xero is gradually requiring subscribers worldwide to set up MF Users will be able to choose two different factors, including a password, and a mobile app such as the Xero Verify app, to verify their identities. Xero says testing of the new app shows it helps eliminate account lockouts and password resets.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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