How do I enable two-factor authentication (2FA)?

How do I enable two-factor authentication (2FA)?

To enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for your PayFast account, do the following:

  1. Log in to your PayFast account.
  2. Navigate to the Profile tab and click Edit next to Security Information.
  3. Click Two Factor Authentication.
  4. Enter your mobile phone number and select your country code.
  5. Click Subscribe (this will subscribe you for two-factor authentication). You might have to complete steps on your mobile phone.
  6. Click the link to enable two-factor authentication.

Two-factor authentication is an optional (yet recommended) login feature that requires both your password and your mobile phone to successfully log in to your account. Click here to read our blog post and learn more about two-factor authentication.

To download the application called Authy use the links below:

iPhone

Android


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