Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication (2FA) enhances your account's security by requiring a password and a temporary token, adding an extra layer of protection.


Notion Backups uses a software-based Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) for 2FA. This method generates a temporary six-digit code every 30 seconds for login verification. There are many authenticator apps with this capability, such as Google Authenticator, Authy, Microsoft Authenticator, and LastPass Authenticator.

You can enable 2FA for your account from your profile settings by scanning the QR code with an authentication application and entering the code on the setup page. If you can't scan the QR code, you can enter the code manually as well (time-based algorithm).

Once set up, you will need to enter the temporary code on each login.

Backup code

Upon setting up 2FA, you'll receive a backup code; store it somewhere safe. If you lose access to your authenticator app, you can use the backup code to regain access to your account.

If you have questions about two-factor authentication or can't log in to your account, please reach out.