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Authenticator App for HMRC

A step-by-step guide to activate 2FA in your HMRC account.

To enable Two-Factor Authentication for your HMRC account, follow these steps:

  • Begin by downloading the Authenticator App on your device. You can find it in your Apple device's App Store. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code provided or click on the "Download on the App Store" button below.
  • Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

  • Once the Authenticator App is installed, open it on your device.
  • In the HMRC account settings, locate the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) or 2-Step Verification option.
  • Choose the option to set up 2FA and select the Authenticator App as your preferred method.
  • Scan the QR code displayed on your HMRC account using the Authenticator App. This step will link the app to your HMRC account.
  • The Authenticator App will generate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) for your HMRC account. Enter this code into the designated field on the HMRC website to verify the setup.
  • Once the verification is successful, Two-Factor Authentication will be enabled for your HMRC account.
  • From this point onward, whenever you log in to your HMRC account, you'll need to enter both your password and the temporary code generated by the Authenticator App to enhance the security of your account.

    Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

    Why you should use 2FA for HMRC?

    If you're a UK taxpayer, you're probably familiar with HMRC. But did you know that enabling 2-factor authentication (2FA) on your HMRC account can greatly increase your security? By using our Authenticator app to store your 2FA codes, you can ensure that only you have access to your account.
     2FA adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts by requiring a second form of authentication in addition to your password. This can be a code sent to your phone or generated by an app like ours. By enabling 2FA on your HMRC account, you can protect your sensitive financial information from hackers and identity thieves.
     But even with 2FA, it's important to take other security and privacy precautions. Make sure your password is strong and unique, and never share it with anyone. Keep your device and app up to date with the latest security patches. And always be wary of phishing scams and suspicious emails or messages.
     At Authenticator, we take security and privacy seriously. Our app uses industry-standard encryption to protect your data, and we never share or sell your information to third parties. So if you're looking for a secure and convenient way to enable 2FA on your HMRC account, give our app a try.

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    How to recover your HMRC accountIf you have lost access to your two-factor authentication (2FA) code generator, please get in touch with the HMRC support team support team for assistance.

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