Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Church Social allows for Two Factor Authentication, commonly called 2FA, for your Church Social account. When 2FA is enabled on your account, you will be required to enter an additional code whenever you sign into Church Social. Just enter your email and password like normal, click "Login", and then we'll immediately email a one-time use login code to the email address on your account. Copy and paste that code into the field shown, and you'll be logged in!

Emailed 2FA codes expire 15 minutes after they are sent.

Two-factor authentication is a great way to help keep the data in your Church Social account safe, so please strongly consider enabling this new option on your account today!

Initially, 2FA is available only for the Church Social web app, but we plan to release an updated iOS and Android app with 2FA in the very near future.

Enabling 2FA for your personal account

To enable 2FA for your account, go to your settings page (found in the dropdown menu when you click your photo in the top right corner of the app), and then scroll down to the Two-Factor Authentication section, click the checkmark to enable it and then click the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the page.

Requiring 2FA for accounts in your church

In addition to enabling 2FA on a per account basis, churches can choose to require 2FA for users with certain roles. This new role-based 2FA option is found on a new Security settings page, which is available to administrators. We highly recommend enabling 2FA for basically all these roles by default.

By default, the following roles are set to require 2FA in new Church Social accounts: Administrators, Treasurers, Statisticians, Report Managers, Pastors, Elders and Deacons.