Apple now requires two-factor authentication be enabled for developer accounts

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Earlier today, Apple informed all members of its Developer Program that two-factor authentication must be enabled on their accounts by the end of the month. Here’s everything we know so far.

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Apple sent out an email to developers earlier today notifying them two-factor authentication must be enabled by the end of the month.

In the email, Apple says developers have until February 27th to enroll: “In an effort to keep your account more secure, two-factor authentication will be required to sign in to your Apple Developer account and Certificates, Identifiers, and Profiles starting February 27th, 2019.”

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Apple has already required new developer accounts to enroll in two-factor authentication for some time. The email mostly pertains to older developer accounts who have not enabled 2FA yet.

Two-Factor Authentication is used as an extra layer of security for your account, devices, and Apple ID, ensuring that you’re the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password.

Despite 2FA being an “extra layer of security” for your Apple ID, it has already spelled issues and concerns amongst developers with multiple accounts.

What are your thoughts on 2FA? Do you have it enabled? Also, if you’re a developer, specifically with multiple accounts, are you having issues? Let me know below.

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Sid Ramirez

I usually write stuff, mostly Apple. Photographer, film major, environmentalist, techie.

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