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You can use a backup code instead of an authentciation code if App-based 2FA only

If you don't have access to your 2FA device or email accountto get an authentication code, you can use a backup code instead. Each backup code can only be used once, and you need to get them in advance.

Download your backup codes when you first set up 2FA, or later from the Security Centre.


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Not using app-based 2FA?

If you can't get into your account, we're here to help. Grab your account details and contact us.

Downloading, printing or regenerating your backup codes

When you first switch to a 2FA authenticator app, you're prompted to download 10 backup codes. You can download or print these codes again by signing into

From here you can:

  • download or print your remaining backup codes

  • regenerate 10 new backup codes. This deactivates your old codes, which is handy if you've lost them.

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Lost your backup codes?

If you're having trouble accessing your account, and don't have your backup codes, you may been locked out. You'll need to call us to recover your account and log back in.

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Generate new backup codes before using the last two!  You might need these to generate a new set of backup codes, otherwise you'll need to get help with two-factor authentication.

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Signing in with backup codes

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Signing in using a backup code

  1. Sign in to your MYOB account.

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  2. A screen appears asking for an authentication code. Click Try a different way to verify your account.

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  3. Click Use one of your backup codes.

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  4. Enter your backup code in the backup code field. The backup code you used to sign in can't be used again.

    If it was your last back up code, you can download a new set from the security centre.

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  5. Click Sign in, and you're done.

<h2><i class="fa fa-comments"></i>&nbsp;&nbsp;FAQs</h2><br>
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Used your last backup code? We recommend generating a new set. See Managing your backup codes.

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titleWhat if I am locked out and don't have my backup codes?

You'll need to call MYOB so we can help you regain access to your account.

I've entered the wrong backup code

I've entered the wrong backup code

If you enter an incorrect backup code, you'll get the following error message:

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Here's some things you can check to get past it. Have you:

  • made a mistake when typing in the code? Check the code in your 2FA app or email and try entering it again.

  • copied and pasted a code you've previously used. To get a set of backup codes you haven't yet used, go to, sign in and click Print remaining backup codes.

  • entered the wrong code too many times? 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.

  • entered a backup 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. To check this, make sure the email address in the backup code file you downloaded matches the email address of your MYOB login email:

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You can generate more backup codes through the Security Centre. Make sure you do this before when you use your last code, as you'll need to be able to sign in

If you're locked out without backup codes, you'll need to call MYOB so we can help you regain access to your account.

Don't have backup codes, or they don't work?

Don't have backup codes, or they don't work?

If you don't have access to your backup codes, or you've tried signing in using a backup code, have had issues and none of the above tips have helped, call our support team (have your account details on hand):

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    Calling from overseas? Call +61 3 9045 4400

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