This spring, Sage will be requiring 2-factor authentication for your Sage account. This means that you will not be able to share your login and password for cloud-connected services such as Remote Data Access or Sage HR. 2-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of verification, such as a code presented in an authenticator application, in addition to your password.

To get ready for this change, Sage suggests your Sage 50 administrator view this Sage University course or follow this Sage Knowledgebase article on creating new users. These will provide you with everything you need to prepare for this change.

Once the Sage 50 user has been created, have each user who will need access to cloud-connected services create a Sage account by following the instructions in the article “What is a Sage account, and how to sign up“. If you would like to implement 2-factor authentication now, please follow the instructions in article “Sage account—How to sign up to 2-factor authentication“.

To ensure the safety and security of your financial information, it is important that you never share your login and passwords with anyone. Sharing passwords can compromise the security of your system and put your data at risk. We take the security of your financial information very seriously and we appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep your data safe.