Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

This article will explain what 2FA is and how Handbid has implemented it.

What is Two Factor Authentication? 

Simply put, Two-factor authentication (2FA), sometimes referred to as two-step verification or dual-factor authentication, is a security process in which users provide two different authentication factors to verify themselves. Handbid has implemented this to increase security and make you and your bidders safer in the online auction world. Handbid is the first major mobile bidding company to implement 2FA without any 3rd party tools.  

So now that we know what 2FA is, how does it work in Handbid? 

Organizations can now enable 2-factor authentication on their accounts, requiring all of their managers to use the Handbid iPhone or Android app as a second factor in authenticating their login to the Handbid manager.

 When enabled, managers will be required to log in to the Handbid app, register their device for authentication, and then use the app to acknowledge any manager login authentication attempts. 

First, verify that you are the one attempting to log in. 

Next, anytime a new login attempt is made, you will use your mobile device to approve or deny those requests.