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Secure your Intuit Account and prevent lockout with extra verification methods

by Intuit Updated 3 weeks ago

Intuit is committed to securing your information by providing advanced security tools and systems. These extra authentication methods also make it easier for Intuit to verify your identity if you forget your password or get locked out of your account.

What methods can you use to verify your account?

In the Sign in & security section of the Intuit Account manager, you can set up these verification methods that make it easier for you to access your account and prevent lockout:

  • User ID: Customize your User ID to make it easier to remember.
  • Email: An updated email address helps us verify your account.
  • Phone: You can also use your current phone number to verify your account.
  • Password: Longer passwords or phrases are more secure than short ones.
  • Authenticator: Set up an authenticator app to generate one-time passcodes instead of receiving them by text.

What is multi-factor authentication?

Multi-factor authentication is a security enhancement layered on top of the usual password requirement. You’ll need to add your preferred mobile phone number or email address to your Intuit Account for this feature.

When you sign in on a device we don’t recognize, we'll send you a one-time passcode through your email or mobile device. This provides extra protection against password theft. Multi-factor authentication can’t be turned off, but you’ll have verification options based on the info we have on file—like your phone and email.

What is two-step verification?

Two-step verification is an opt-in setting for your Intuit Account. When it’s turned on, we’ll verify your identity with a one-time passcode every time you sign in on any device.

If you update the phone number connected to your Intuit Account, you’ll automatically turn off two-step verification, but you can turn it back on with your new number.

Turn on two-step verification

  1. Sign in to your Intuit Account.
  2. Select Sign in & security.
  3. In the "2-step verification" section, select Turn on.
  4. Select Set up.
  5. Make sure your phone number is correct, then select how you want to verify your account:
    • Text message: You receive a standard six-digit verification text code.
    • Voice message: You receive an automated voice verification code in English.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. Enter the code we send you, then select Continue.
  8. Enter your account password, then select Continue.
  9. A message reads that 2-step verification is now on. Select Close to finish. You’ll also receive an email confirming your security preference update.

After you turn on two-step verification, you can use your preferred authenticator app to create your verification codes. Follow the steps to get setup:

  1. Download an authenticator app from the iOS App store or Google Play by searching for “authenticator”.
  2. Sign in to your Intuit Account.
  3. Select Sign in & security.
  4. Select Authenticator.
  5. Select Set up authenticator app.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup.

To disable the authenticator, simply turn off two-step verification.

Turn off two-step verification

Follow these steps to disable two-step verification.

Note: If you opt out of this feature, we'll still ask you to verify the first time you sign in on an unrecognized device.

  1. Sign in to your Intuit Account.
  2. Select Sign in & security.
  3. Select 2-step verification.
  4. Turn off the Use 2-step verification switch.
  5. Enter your account password, then select Continue.
  6. A message reads that 2-step verification is now off. You’ll also receive an email confirming your security preference update.
  1. Complete the Proof of identity form. You'll be asked to attach a copy of your driver's license, state ID, passport, or notarized document when completing the form.
  2. Once the file is uploaded, select Submit.
  3. Once you receive a notification that your phone number is updated, sign in to your Intuit Account.
  4. Select Sign in & security.
  5. Select 2-step verification.
  6. Turn off the Use 2-step verification switch.
  7. Enter your account password, then select Continue.
  8. A message reads that 2-step verification is now off. You’ll also receive an email confirming your security preference update.

Why am I asked to verify my identity when two-step verification is off?

You could be asked to pass two-step verification due to a number of factors such as the device, network, or browser you use to sign in to Intuit products. If we can't establish a high confidence of trust based on these factors, you may be asked to verify your identity to make sure your account is not compromised.

However, if you're sure you're signing in from a trusted device, you could be asked to verify your identity due to external factors, such as an ad blocker. In this case, either add the *.intuit.com domain to your ad blocker's allow list, or disable your ad blocker specifically for the *.intuit.com domain.

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