Two-Factor Authentication on Your Advisor Portal

Vestwell takes various measures to help secure your account and your client's accounts. Two-factor authentication adds another layer of protection to your account.

You can select your preferred method to receive security codes:

Authentication App

Use the Google Authenticator app or Microsoft Authenticator app to receive security codes. You can receive codes without internet or mobile service. 

Phone Number

Set up your phone number to receive text messages or voice calls with security codes. 

Note: Setting up multiple authentication methods is strongly recommended. In the event your authentication app gets deleted, your mobile device is lost, or your mobile phone number changes, you will have another way of authenticating in order to access your account. 

How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication?

Enabling Two-Factor Authentication is easy. To turn this feature on, follow these simple steps:

You will need your computer and your phone number (mobile phone or landline) handy to set up Two-Factor Authentication.

  1. Log in to your Vestwell advisor portal:
  2. Click on the "Login & Security" icon on the top right-hand side of your screen.Screenshot 2024-03-05 at 3.32.08 PM.png
  3. Under the "Two-Factor Authentication" section, select your desired method to receive security codes (authentication app or phone number).

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Authentication App Enablement

  1. Install one of the authentication apps Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator on your mobile device.
  2. In the Two-Factor Authentication section, select Setup on the "Authentication App" option.
  3. Enter your Vestwell password and hit Next: Setup.
  4. Open your authentication app, select the plus button (+), and select scan QR code.
  5. Then scan the QR code on your screen and hit Next: Verify.
    • Note: Your authenticator app will register the Vestwell account.
  6. Enter the 6-digit code that shows in your app and select Confirm.

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Phone Number Enablement

  1. In the Two-Factor Authentication section, select Setup on the "Phone Number" option.
  2. Enter your Vestwell password and hit Next: Setup.
  3. Enter your mobile phone number and select your verification method, either text message or voice call. Then, click Next: Verify.
  4. Enter the 6-digit code sent to you via text message or voice call and hit Confirm.
    • Note: If you do not receive the 6-digit code, you can select Resend Code.
  5. You can add a backup number using the same process, as well as set either number as your default number. 

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Once an authentication method has been set up, you will see an "Enabled" status.

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You can use the three dots next to each method to:

  • Edit:
    • Authentication App: Switch between Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator. 
    • Phone Number: Update or change your phone number.
  • Set as Default: If both methods have been set up, you can choose which method you would like to use as your default authentication method.
  • Remove: You may remove any backup method.

We encourage you to mention setting up Two-Factor Authentication with your clients. 

Once you have enabled Two-Factor Authentication, logging in is very easy. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please get in touch with us at