Two Factor Authentication (2FA) adds an extra level of security when logging into Acunetix. When 2FA is enabled, anyone accessing the Acunetix will need to make use of a 2FA Authentication app to login to Acunetix.This article explains how to enable 2FA for your Acunetix account.

  1. Login to Acunetix and change to your Profile page
    Enabling 2FA
  2. Enable the option “Two Factor Authentication”, and you will be presented with the 2FA configuration page
    Enabling 2FA
  3. Insert your current password.
  4. Use your 2FA Authentication app to scan the barcode.
  5. Your 2FA Authentication app will start providing codes for your Acunetix 2FA account. You will need to insert 2 consecutive codes generated by the app.
  6. Click Enable once finished.


  1. The Acunetix Administrator account can enforce 2FA for each Acunetix Account. This can be done from Settings > Users > Properties of the user account > Security Settings > Two factor authentication enabled. When this option is enabled, the user is requested to configure 2FA for his account.
  2. Acunetix users can enable 2FA on their accounts even if this is not enforced. In such cases, the procedure described above applies.
Nicholas Sciberras
Chief Technical Officer
As the CTO at Acunetix, Nicholas is passionate about IT security and technology at large. Prior to joining Acunetix in 2012, Nicholas spent 12 years at GFI Software, where he managed the email security and anti-spam product lines, led multiple customer service teams and provided technical training.