Playstation Network: how to activate two-factor authentication

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Playstation Network now offers two-factor authentication via SMS to more effectively secure your account. This type of additional security allows you to prevent an ill-intentioned person from fraudulently using your account.

We will show you how to enable two-factor authentication through your internet browser as well as through your PS4. Obviously, first of all, you need to have a Playstation Network account. You can create it by adding a new user profile on your PS4 or directly from the Playstation.com site.



Activate two-factor authentication via your PS4

To activate two-factor authentication via your PS4:

  • Go to Settings> PlayStation ™ Network / Account Management> Account Information> Two-Step Verification 
  • Select configurator
  • Enter your phone number
  • Then the verification code received by SMS

A code will be sent to you each time you try to access your account from a new device, or want to change a setting.

Activate two-factor authentication via Playstation.com

It is also possible to carry out this operation far from your Playstation, as long as you have access to the internet!

  • Go to Playstation.com
  • Log in with your credentials
  • Click on the tab Account then Safety in the left column
  • Click on the link For two-step verification click here
  • Follow the instructions that appear on the screen

It was high time that Sony enabled two-step verification, two-factor authentication or 2FA (depending on). The network had already been the victim of spectacular hacks. As in 2011, where the data of millions of users had been stolen, which then prompted Sony to temporarily close this service.



  • Read also: how to better secure your accounts with two-factor authentication

Among other data, the hackers had stolen the banking information of the users. And actions against Sony had been brought. There Sony further padlock the accounts of its users by using a 2FA authentication via SMS deemed less secure than that via code generator. But that should be more than enough given the purpose of the service.


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