Xero is making Multi-Factor Authentication mandatory for all Xero users. This is to add an extra layer of security, to help avoid hackers and protect your data.

Most of you that log into Xero, should have seen this come up when you login, and for now you have been able to opt to “sort it later”. This is becoming mandatory as of 1 June 2021, so you will no longer have the option to skip this.

If you have a smart phone (Apple or Android), this is nice and simple to set up using the Xero Authenticator App. If you do not have a smart phone, this is still mandatory, and you will have to authenticate using an authenticator software on your computer.

It is simple to set up by following along the prompts from Xero. Xero will also ask you to provide a back up email, in case you ever get locked out, but as not everyone has two email addresses, you have the option to choose three security questions.

If you get stuck, please call the office and we can point you in the right direction.