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If you get stuck signing in with two-factor authentication (2FA), we're here to help.
We're excited to be gradually rolling out SMS 2FA, but you'll only be able to set it up if you're prompted to do so.
If you're set up for SMS 2FA and you're having any issues, contact our support team, click to start a Live Chat session and we'll be happy to help.
Here are some troubleshooting tips for you to try:
Troubleshooting (app and email 2FA only)
My 2FA code email hasn't arrived
If your emails are taking longer than 2-3 minutes to arrive, start by refreshing your email inbox.
You can also:
check your junk or spam folder and mark any 2FA emails as ‘not spam’
add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book or trusted sender list
star, flag, or mark your 2FA emails as important. This tells your mail provider that you want these messages
whitelist our IP address. Ask your IT administrator to add “126.96.36.199” to the whitelist so that emails sent from this IP address are not blocked
Still not getting your 2FA emails?
If your 2FA email still hasn't arrived, or you don't have access to your 2FA email account, you can always try a 2FA app, or contact us – clickto start a Live Chat session and we'll get you up and running ASAP.
Are you seeing this error?
Check the following:
Have you entered a code for another account?
If you use more than one 2FA app, have more than one account in your 2FA app or you use more than one MYOB product, it's easy to enter the wrong code for your MYOB software. Check that you are getting the code from the correct 2FA app and try again.
For example, if you're using app-based 2FA and you have two MYOB accounts, check the email address under the code – it needs to be same as your MYOB login email for the MYOB account you're trying to access:
Have you entered an expired code?
If you're using:
email 2FA, your code will expire after 20 minutes. If your code expires, start the sign in process again and you'll get a new code email automatically.
- app 2FA , your code will refresh after 30 seconds. Make sure you're using the latest code.
Is it taking too long to get codes using email 2FA? Consider switching to app 2FA, as it generates codes instantly.
Is your time zone out of sync? (Android only)
The codes that Google Authenticator generates depend on the correct time on your Android device. If your verification codes generated by Google Authenticator aren’t working, it might be because the time on your Android device is incorrect
Follow the instructions for syncing Google Authenticator on an Android device.
Have you locked yourself out?
If you've entered the wrong code five times, your account will be locked for twenty minutes and you'll have to wait before trying again.
If you can't receive 2FA codes (for example, if you've lost your phone), and don't have backup codes, use our automated service to recover your account.
I’m still asked for a code after selecting "Trust this device"
The option Trust this device for 30 days only works when you sign in with the same device and browser you were using when you selected it (for example, using Chrome on your laptop, or Internet Explorer on your tablet). If you sign in from another device or browser, 2FA will still be required.
There are some reasons you might still be prompted for a 2FA code after selecting this option. For more details see Trust this device for 30 days.
I'm being returned to the sign-in window after entering my 2FA code
Clear your internet browser cache and try again (see these instructions).
If you're still experiencing the issue, make sure you're opening MYOB Essentials using the correct link:
|If you're in||use this link to open MYOB Essentials|
I temporarily don't have access to my phone
Left your phone at home? You can use a backup code instead of a 2FA code.
If you don't have backup codes, click Don't have your code? Try another way on the 2FA sign in window and follow the prompts. Learn more about this option.
I can't close the 2FA window
Press Alt + F4 to close the 2FA window. Note that you'll still need to enter a correct 2FA code if you want to access your MYOB software.
I'm still stuck!
If you still can't sign in, contact us, clickto start a Live Chat session and we'll get you up and running.
It depends what 2FA method you're using:
App - Android, iOS and Windows phone or tablet devices.
Email - Any computer or device that can access the email account you use to sign in to MYOB.
Whenever you sign in with a new device or browser, you'll need to enter a code.
If you don't want enter a code every time, choose the Trust this device for 30 days option as you sign in. MYOB will remember this device and you won't be asked for a code for the next 30 days.
Learn more about trusting devices.
If you want to reset your 2FA via text message, contact us, clickto start a Live Chat session and we'll get you up and running.
2FA is only affected if you change the device you want to use, not your phone number.
You can only receive codes on one device at a time, so you'll need to change your 2FA device.
It depends what 2FA method you're using:
App - You don't need internet access or phone reception to receive 2FA codes through the app.
Email - You do need internet access to receive emails containing your 2FA codes.
If you use email 2FA, your verification codes are sent to the email address you use to sign into your MYOB software. If you want to change this address, you'll need to update your login details.
If you don't have access to your old email account, you'll need to contact us and clickto start a Live Chat session for help.
Sign in to my.MYOB with your current email address and password (sign in here: Australia | New Zealand).
If prompted, enter your 2FA verification code.
Go to the My Account menu at the top of the screen and choose Change Login.
Update your login.
Still need help? Contact us (phone numbers above) and we'll get you up and running in no time.
On Android and Apple devices use the Google Authenticator app. On a Windows device use the Microsoft Authenticator app.
For more details see Switching between email and app two-factor authentication