Set up two-step authentication
Increase your security when signing in to Xero with two-step authentication. To set this up you’ll need to install an authenticator app on your mobile device and then link it to your Xero account. Each user in your organisation will need to set up two-step authentication individually.
Install an authenticator app
Download and install the relevant authenticator app for your device, then follow the installation instructions provided for your device to add an account.
For mobile devices:
Google Authenticator for Android devices, iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, and BlackBerry devices (Google Accounts Help Center)
Windows Authenticator for Windows Phones (Microsoft Store)
For Windows computers:
The latest stable download of WinAuth, then select Google as the authenticator type (WinAuth website)
Set up two-step authentication in Xero
Go to [Your Name], then click Account.
Under Two-step authentication, click Setup.
Open the authenticator app on your mobile device and scan the QR code in Xero.
Enter the authentication code provided by your authenticator app into Xero, then click Next.
Select your three security questions and type answers, then click Next.
The security questions can be used as a backup if you don't have your device or the code is not working.
The next time you log in to Xero, you'll need to enter your authentication code in addition to your email address and password.