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Authenticator app for Treasury Direct

Authenticator App for Treasury Direct

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

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

  • Begin by downloading the AuthOne 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 Treasury Direct 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 Treasury Direct account using the Authenticator App. This step will link the app to your Treasury Direct account.
  • The Authenticator App will generate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) for your Treasury Direct account. Enter this code into the designated field on the Treasury Direct website to verify the setup.
  • Once the verification is successful, Two-Factor Authentication will be enabled for your Treasury Direct account.
  • From this point onward, whenever you log in to your Treasury Direct 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 Treasury Direct?

    Treasury Direct is a platform that allows individuals to purchase and manage U.S. Treasury securities online. While this platform offers a convenient way to invest in government bonds, it's important to take steps to protect your account from unauthorized access. One of the best ways to do this is by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA).
     2FA adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring a second form of authentication in addition to your password. This could be a code sent to your phone or a biometric scan, such as a fingerprint. By enabling 2FA on your Treasury Direct account, you can ensure that only you have access to your investments.
     In addition to enabling 2FA, there are other steps you can take to protect your account. First, make sure to use a strong, unique password that you don't use for any other accounts. You should also avoid using public Wi-Fi or shared computers when accessing your account, as these can be more vulnerable to hacking attempts.
     Finally, it's important to be aware of potential phishing scams. Hackers may try to trick you into giving them your login credentials by sending fake emails or creating fake websites that look like Treasury Direct. Always double-check the URL and make sure you're on the official Treasury Direct website before entering any sensitive information.
     By taking these steps to protect your account, you can invest in U.S. Treasury securities with confidence. Enabling 2FA is a simple but effective way to add an extra layer of security to your account and keep your investments safe.

    Service NameTreasury Direct

    How to set up 2FA for Treasury DirectDocumentation

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

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