As cyberattacks grow more common, passwords no longer provide sufficient safeguards against unauthorized account access. Multi-factor authentication (or MFA) adds an extra layer of protection against threats like phishing attacks, increasing security for your business and your customers. That’s why, effective February 1, 2022, Salesforce requires customers to use MFA when accessing Salesforce products.
MFA requires a user to validate their identity with two or more forms of evidence — or factors — when they log in. One factor is something the user knows, such as their username and password combination. Other factors are verification methods that the user has in their possession. While there’s a risk that a password may be compromised, it’s highly unlikely that a bad actor can also gain access to a strong verification method like a security key or authentication app.
Salesforce has enabled implementation of MFA through clicks and not code. Please download the MFA Administration guide to implement MFA for your current org. SCloud provides one-hour complimentary consulting for business implementing MFA using the administration guide. Please find the SCloud MFA administration guide for free download.
Note: Businesses don’t need to enter any details for downloading the document.