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Two-factor authentication

There is a security risk with using only usernames and passwords to enter a website, as someone who knows 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 with 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 an app on your device 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. This second authentication through your device prevents an unauthorized person from breaching your account, as the person would need the device which generates the temporary password.