When signing in to your Adobe account with your Adobe ID, two-step verification prompts you for a code before your Adobe ID password. This extra verification helps keep your account safe. You can choose to receive this code on your email address (default method) or mobile phone. You can also use an authenticator app, such as Adobe Authenticator, to generate a verification code.
Two-step verification for your Adobe account is optional but recommended.
If you use Facebook, Google, or Apple to sign in to your Adobe account instead of Adobe ID and password and want two-step verification enabled, you need to set up two-step verification on your Facebook, Google, or Apple account.
Adobe recommends you to set up more than one methods of authentication. If one authentication method is not available to you, you can choose to verify your account with another method.
In the Two-step verification screen, enable the Two-step verification option. You receive an onscreen message and an email, confirming that two-step verification has been activated.
When you activate two-step verification, email is enabled as the default method for receiving the verification code. If you have added a secondary email, you receive a code on both primary and secondary email addresses.
You can also choose to receive the code on your mobile phone, or generate it using an authenticator app.
Email method cannot be disabled once you activate two-step verification. If you do not prefer emails, you can choose to make either mobile phone or authenticator app as the default method for getting the verification code.
In this authentication system, you use a one-time password generated by an app on your device, followed by your Adobe ID password, to sign in to your Adobe account. Such apps are known as authenticator apps—for example, Adobe Authenticator, Google Authenticator, or other similar apps that generate a time-based one-time password.
Before clicking the Next button in the Set up an authenticator app pop-up window, download an authenticator app, such as Adobe Authenticator, on your device. Download the app from App Store if you have an Apple device, or Google Play if you have an Android device.
For more information on installing Adobe Authenticator on your Apple or Android devices, see Use Adobe Authenticator for two-step verification.
To learn how to enter the code while signing in, see Two-step verification: Keeping your account secure.
If you have allowed any applications to access your Adobe account, you can choose to revoke their access anytime by following the steps below: