Salesforce To Require MFA For All Users Starting February 1st

Salesforce has announced that it is adopting multi-factor authentication (A.K.A. MFA) for all users starting on February 1st. Thus companies that use Salesforce will have to enable a form of MFA for their accounts or see employees cut off from accessing the platform. Here’s the list of acceptable forms of MFA:

  • Salesforce Authenticator mobile app (available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store)
  • Time-based one-time passcode (TOTP) authenticator apps, like Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, or Authy.
  • Security keys that support WebAuthn or U2F, such as Yubico’s YubiKey or Google’s Titan.
  • Built-in authenticators, such as Apple’s Touch ID and Face ID, or Windows Hello.

This is a good move by Salesforce as it will ensure that any data on the platform is secure. The company’s decision was initially announced last March, and most customers had been notified about the new requirement since at least February 2021 so they’d have time to prepare. So if you’re a Salesforce admin and you haven’t rolled out MFA yet, you need to do it ASAP.

Pro Tip: You can set up multiple forms of MFA. I would do that to ensure that you are never locked out of your account.

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