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Protect your account with two-step verification

Two-step verification is an important security measure for anywhere you have an online account. It adds an extra layer of protection by presenting an authentication challenge (for example, entering your password along with a code sent to your phone) whenever your credentials are accessed from an unrecognized location.
For more information on two-step verification, you can go here: Learn more about two-step verification
What you need to know: If you haven’t already enabled two-step verification with your Microsoft account, you’ll soon notice a change when you sign into Microsoft Advertising. You’ll be asked to provide a second form of identification that matches contact information that you’ve included in your Microsoft account profile.
What you need to do: Whether you’re already using two-step verification or not, it’s a good idea to check your Microsoft account settings now to ensure that your contact information is up to date. This will help you be ready when we roll out two-step verification to all users over the coming months.
If you turn on two-step verification and then try to sign in on a device we don’t recognize, we’ll ask you for two things:
  1. Your password
  2. An extra security code
We can send a new security code to your phone or your email address, or you can get one through an authenticator app on your smartphone. The Microsoft Authenticator app is recommended as the preferred two-factor authentication mobile option.
Microsoft advertising solutions are guided by an uncompromising respect for brand safety, data security, combating fraud, and platform integrity. To learn more about what else Microsoft Advertising is doing to help protect your account, read about work accounts which are now in open beta here: Work accounts: Better security and control for your business.

Please keep the feedback coming

We’re grateful for your feedback, so please keep it coming! For any questions or feedback regarding two-step verification, please reach out to your Microsoft Advertising account manager or contact support. You can also ping us on Twitter, suggest a feature on the Microsoft Advertising Feature Suggestions Forum, or send an email to