Add Email as a second factor

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This feature is only available in paid plans. Please visit our pricing page to learn more.

Available since 1.26.0

Add a Two Factor Method - Email

Email two factor is not enabled by default. Configure your tenant by navigating to Tenants -> Edit Tenant -> Multi-Factor.

Enable MFA method on Tenant (Admin Facing)

Configure Tenant Email

You can enable SMS MFA on the tenant level by following these steps:

  • Toggle this MFA method by clicking enabled
  • Select a two factor authentication template (FusionAuth ships with a default to be customized if needed)

Enable Email Factor from Account Management (User Facing)

Account Management Index
  1. Navigate back to your account page.
  2. Click Manage two-factor
  3. Click Add two-factor
  4. There will be an option for Email.
Add Factors Add Email 2FA


  1. Enter your email address.
  2. Click on Send a one-time-code
  3. Enter the Verification Code
  4. Click Enable.

Recovery Codes (User Facing)

Now you will be presented with recovery codes. Save these in a safe space.

Recovery Codes


Upon the next login, you will be prompted for an emailed code in addition to your password.

See It in Action (User Facing)

With email MFA enabled, if you log out and log back in you will be presented with the following screen in addition to the typical login screen.

Challenge Account Management