Turning Two-Step Verification On and Off

How do I turn two-step verification on or off?

Last Reviewed: 02/12/2014
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If you choose to add this additional layer of security, you'll be asked to provide a cell phone number that will be used to send you verification codes each time you sign in to LinkedIn from a device we don't recognize. Once provided a valid phone number, we'll send a text to that number with the code. If you verify the code successfully, then two-step verification will be turned on.

To turn on two-step verification:

  1. Move your cursor over your profile photo at the upper right of your homepage and select Privacy & Settings. For verification purposes, you may need to sign in again.
  2. Click the Account side tab by the shield icon towards the bottom of the page and select Manage security settings.
  3. Click Turn On under the Two-step verification section.
  4. Enter your cell phone number to receive a verification code.
  5. Click Send Code.
  6. Once you receive the code sent to your phone, enter it into the box on the device you're using to sign.
  7. Click Verify.
  8. Click Done.

To turn off two-step verification:

  1. Move your cursor over your profile photo at the upper right of your homepage and select Privacy & Settings. For verification purposes, you may need to sign in again.
  2. Click the Account side tab by the shield icon towards the bottom of the page and select Manage security settings.
  3. Click Turn off under the Two-step verification section.
  4. Click Done.

Note: Once turned off, LinkedIn will also forget all previously recognized devices and you'll only need your username and password to sign in.

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