Discord is a fast-growing VoIP service aimed at gamers, and has taken the entire gaming community by storm over the past two years. The amount of functionality and customization options that the platform manages to bring to the table has yet to be outclassed by other similar services that have existed for years. If you often play multiplayer games online, chances are you're already familiar with Discord. If so, we will discuss what we will discuss today, especially if you own any Discord server.
We have seen two-factor authentication implemented by several companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and many more. This done in order to add an extra layer of protection to your account, making it almost impossible for hackers to crack. Well, this feature is also available on Discord, but here you can move on to the next level by enabling two-factor server-level authentication on your Discord server. However, before attempting to configure two-factor authentication on the server, you must also enable the feature on your Discord account. So, without further ado, let's take a look at how it's done.
Enable two-factor authentication on your Discord account
Without enabling two-factor authentication on your Discord account, you will not be able to enable two-factor server-level authentication on your Discord server. So, here's how to enable two-factor authentication on Discord:
- Open Discord and access yours Discord account . Now, click gear icon located at the bottom left of the client, to go to the account settings.
- In "My account" section, click "Enable two-factor authentication" .
- Now you will be asked to download the Google Authenticator app for your smartphone and generate the authentication code. The app available for iOS and Android devices, so install it now, to move on to the next step.
- Once the application is installed, open it and click on the icon "+" located in the upper right corner of the screen. Now tap "Barcode scan" and point the camera at the QR code displayed on the client discord. The authentication codes for your Discord account will now be displayed in the app. Type that 6-digit code into the Discord client and click "Activate" .
Well, that's pretty much the whole process. You have successfully enabled two-factor authentication on your Discord account.
Enable two-factor server-level authentication on the Discord server
Now that you have successfully activated two-factor authentication on your Discord account, you will be able to enable two-factor server-level authentication for your Discord server as well. So simply follow the steps below to get this done in the blink of an eye:
- Once you enter the Discord server, click on the server name and go up "Server settings" .
- Now, in the section "Moderation", scroll all the way down and click "Enable 2FA requirement" .
- To confirm, you will need to enter the 6-digit Discord Auth code that appears in the Google Authenticator app . When finished, click "Enable 2FA requirement at server level" .
You're all set. Now that you have enabled this feature, Discord will be able to prevent potentially dangerous administrative actions for users without two-factor authentication enabled. At the time of writing, Discord applies the feature only to users with administrator privileges. However, we would love it if the developers let the server owner impose this requirement on each individual member of the service. Regardless, a rather ingenious feature to completely safeguard your discord server.
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Protect your Discord server with two-factor authentication
Since two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of protection for your account, it is absolutely important to keep it enabled, regardless of all the hassles of getting on your smartphone and finding that 6-digit code, every time you try to log in. As of now, there is no better way to protect an account than two-factor authentication, as it is almost impossible for someone to enter your account. Well, now that you know the benefits of this feature, are you ready to enable two-factor authentication on your Discord account and server? Let us know your views on this increased security by pulling your important views in the comments section below.