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Enable two-factor authentication

On MetaTrader5 (MT5), you can set up two-factor authentication for your account. To enable it, you need to have an authenticator app, e.g., Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, or Authy, installed on your phone beforehand. Please note that two-factor authentication is only available if it is allowed by your broker. If not, you will not see the option to enable it.

Here we will look at how to set up two-factor authentication on MT5.(*1)

(*1)Two-factor authentication is not available on MetaTrader4 (MT4).

Step 1

Right-click on the account you are logged in to in the Navigator and select "Enable 2FA/TOTP" from the context menu.

The context menu of the signed-in account The context menu of the signed-in account

Step 2

When the "Enable 2FA/TOTP for account" window appears, open the authenticator app on your phone and scan the QR code.

Scan the QR code for 2FA/TOTP Scan the QR code for 2FA/TOTP

Step 3

Enter the one-time password on the mobile app into the "One-time password" field and click "Enable 2FA".

Enable 2FA/TOTP for account Enable 2FA/TOTP for account

Step 4

Once the two-factor authentication is enabled, the "Enable 2FA" button will be changed to "Login". Click the button to proceed.

Two-factor authentication has been set up Two-factor authentication has been set up

Step 5

The login window will open. Enter the one-time password on your mobile app into the "One-time password" field and click "OK".

The login window for the account The login window for the account
point Log in to an account with two-factor authentication

When two-factor authentication is enabled for an account, you must enter the one-time password every time you log in to the account. If you close MT5 while logged in to the account, you will be asked to enter the one-time password the next time you start MT5.


Date

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 : 2023.02.24

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Last updated

 : 2023.12.12

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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