This is a great way to incentivize users to increase the security of their accounts in order to prevent hacks.
In this blog post we will briefly explain what two-factor authentication is and how to set it up on your Ubisoft account.
What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is a way to add a second layer of authentication to your accounts.
We usually rely on passwords to log in to different services, like our Ubisoft account. However, relying on passwords presents some risks, as they can be stolen or guessed by hackers.
The main reason for that is the fact that we tend to use the same passwords, or weak variations of the same passwords, across the board.
This is where two-factor authentication comes in.
When two-factor authentication is enabled, you will not only be asked to enter your password, but also do one of the following:
- Enter a 6 digit code that you receive through an authenticator app or via SMS. This code changes roughly every 30 seconds.
- Provide biometric data, such as your fingerprint or Face ID
- Insert a FiDO 2UF USB stick into your computer
Ubisoft supports two-factor authentication based on 6 digit tokens.
How to setup two-factor authentication
The Myki Password Manager & Authenticator is a great two-factor authentication authenticator, as it allows you to not only store your 2FA tokens, but also store passwords, cards, notes, and IDs.
What's even better is the fact that Myki keeps your sensitive data stored offline on your own device, not in cloud servers. With Myki, you are in control of your own data at all times.
Now, to set up two-factor authentication on your Ubisoft account, all you need to do is follow these steps:
Step 1: Download the Myki Password Manager & Authenticator
After doing that, set up Myki by following the Getting Started process in the app.
Step 2: Set up 2FA on Ubisoft
First, log in to your Ubisoft account by visiting this link.
Navigate to the "Security Settings" section and select "Activate 2-Step Verification". You will then receive an email to the address curently associated with your Ubisoft account.
Click the link in the email. This will redirect you to the Ubisoft website, where you will be prompted to log in again.
You will then be prompted to download an application called "Google Authenticator”, but since Myki acts as an authenticator, you can just click on “Continue" and skip this step.
You will now see a QR code on the screen. This is your queue to launch the Myki application.
If you’re on iOS, tap the "+" icon in the top right corner, and select "2FA”. If you’re on Android, select “2FA” from the top menu and tap the "+" icon in the bottom right corner. This will open the page to set up your Ubisoft 2FA.
Give the account a nickname (hint: "Ubisoft") and select the QR code icon to scan the QR code. After you've done that, hit "Save”.
You will now see a 6 digit code in the Myki app under the 2FA section. Click "Continue" on the Ubisoft website, type the verification code in the input field and click “Continue” once again.
And you're done! You've successfully set up 2FA on your Ubisoft account and have just unlocked ranked play!
Ubisoft will also present you with recovery codes that you can store in a secure place in case something happens to your Myki app.
Now, whenever you visit account.ubisoft.com and are asked to enter your 2FA code, you can either launch the Myki app and copy it manually, or you can install the Myki browser extension and have Myki auto-fill your password and 2FA for you.
Update: added more specific details on when 2FA enforcement will go into effect and distinctions between the 2FA set up process for iOS and Android users.