Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication

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    Multi-factor authentication (MFA) in Veeam Backup for GCP is based on the Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) method that requires the user to verify the user identity by providing a temporary six-digit code generated by an authentication application running on a trusted device.

    To enable MFA for a user accessing Veeam Backup for GCP as a Backup Administrator, do the following:

    1. Switch to the Configuration page.
    2. Navigate to Permissions > Backup Accounts.
    3. Select the account and click MFA > Enable.
    4. Follow the instructions provided in the Enabling MFA window:
    1. Install a supported authentication application on a trusted device. To view the list of authentication applications supported by Veeam Backup for GCP, click See the full list of compatible apps.


    Only Google Authenticator is fully supported by Veeam Backup for GCP.

    1. Scan the displayed QR code using the camera of the trusted device.
    2. Enter a verification code generated by the authentication application.
    3. Click Apply.


    Enabling MFA