Apple is taking steps towards a safer digital ecosystem. Safeguarding your privacy and data is the company’s top priority right now.
Before February 27, 2019, all macOS and iOS app developers must set up the two-factor authentication to access their accounts.
Those who don’t won’t be able to access their accounts until they add this extra layer of security to their Apple IDs.
Apple announced the new security requirement via email earlier this week.
In the letter, the company says:
“In an effort to keep your account more secure, two-factor authentication will be a requirement to sign in to your Apple Developer account and Certificates, Identifiers, and Profiles starting February 27th, 2019.”
Enabling this extra layer of security for your Apple ID helps ensure that you’re the only person who can access your account, the company adds.
The email also includes a link to Apple’s “Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID” support page. In the article, the tech giant explains what two-factor authentication, why it’s important, and how to implement it.
Once activated, developers will have to provide their password and a 6-digit code Apple generates and sends to a trusted device. Apple ID login attempts on unregistered devices will be unsuccessful.
Login attempts from a registered Mac, iPhone, or iPad will not require developers to enter the 6-digit code. But if they sign out or delete the device, the lose the privilege of faster access.
Two-factor authentication increases account security, so do not ignore the company’s instruction.