Re-Leased highly recommends implementing two-factor authentication (2FA) as one of the best ways to secure your property management software. While passwords are commonly used for user verification, they are susceptible to cyberattacks such as phishing and password spray. By enabling 2FA, you ensure that there are at least two verification factors in place, making it harder for potential attackers to gain access to your systems and cause significant financial or operational harm.
In this Knowledge Base article, we will provide you with a comprehensive step-by-step guide to how to get started on enabling 2FA by using a security key or biometric on your account today.
Re-Leased supports physical security keys or biometrics when signing in to verify your identity. Any device which supports the WebAuthn standard is supported. This includes options such as YubiKeys, Fingerprint readers, Windows Hello, Touch ID and Face ID.
Depending on your equipment on hand, physical authenticators can often be more convenient to use than reaching for your smartphone.
Please note that Internet Explorer does not support the WebAuthn standard. If you are using Internet Explorer we recommend migrating to a more modern browser such as Chrome or Edge.
Begin by clicking on your profile picture and selecting My Account.
On your account page, navigate to Security tab, and click Set up now link under the Security Key tile.
You will be prompted to insert your security key and activate it - at this point if you have a physical key, insert it. If you are using a device built into your computer then just activate it - e.g. touch your fingerprint scanner.
The system will enrol the device, and then prompt you to give it a friendly title. This is optional but can be helpful if you have more than one device you would like to enrol.
Congratulations, you just levelled up your security! The next time you attempt to sign in to Re-Leased, you will be asked to activate your security key as an additional piece of information.