Two-Factor Authentication

There is a security risk with using only usernames and passwords to enter a web site: someone knowing your username and password can enter your account without your knowledge. For example, if your Brightspot account requires only a username and password to log in, someone knowing your username and password can enter your account and add content, modify content, and even delete or publish content. Recovering from such breaches can be expensive, embarrassing, and time consuming.

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security that protects against password breaches. With Brightspot’s two-factor authentication, you install on your device an app that generates a second, temporary password associated with your username. Every time you attempt to log in to your Brightspot account, you need to enter the temporary password. Others attempting to breach your account will not succeed, because they need the device that generates the temporary password.