MYOB Advanced and 2-Factor Authentication

Bolstering security of your cloud ERP platform

MYOB Advanced users can access their software, anytime, anywhere. Mobility is one of the software’s biggest advantages. Mitigating the risk of data security and privacy is an absolute priority for MYOB. Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is a basic yet effective step that has been implemented to help protect your data.

What is 2FA in MYOB Advanced?

In today’s world, passwords that we rely on carry the risk of being stolen. Accounts can be hacked, meaning bank account details, staff or customer details could be at risk.

2FA means that logging in to the software will require two things: something you know and something you have. For example, your usual password and a code supplied to your phone. Upon signing into MYOB Advanced using your password, you will be prompted for a unique verification code. An app on your phone generates a code, providing the second level of verification prior to allowing users access to the system.

2FA is an important step in protecting workflows and approval pathways or even the control of specific rows and data fields, lowering the risk of fraud and other malicious behaviour.

Working from a trusted device

When working from a trusted device, you can choose to trust the device for either 12 hours or 30 days. During that time, you will only be asked for your username and password.

This will still provide a secure environment as any attempts to sign in from another device or browser will activate 2FA and trigger a verification code confirmation.

How do I activate 2FA in MYOB Advanced?

2FA will be mandatory for every site. All users must go through a simple and guided registration process to activate 2FA and choose the preferred method for second level authentication, either using a mobile app or email.

To begin using 2FA, visit MYOB’s step-by-step guide download the PDF from the panel to the right.

Alternatively, contact our MYOB Advanced support team by calling 1300 857 464 (AU) or 0800 436 774 (NZ) for assistance. If you have any more enquiries, please email us at


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