Coinbase offers 2-step verification, known also as 2-factor (2FA) or multifactor authentication, as an added security layer when signing in.
2-step verification provides additional protection for your account, by being required to provide a unique verification code, in addition to your username and password.
Some events that can trigger 2-step verification
Sign-in attempt from an unrecognized device
Sign-in attempt from a unrecognized phone number
Sending crypto out of your Coinbase account
Types of 2-Step Verification
Security Key - Most Secure
Duo and Google Authenticator (TOTP) - Secure
Coinbase Security Prompt - Secure
SMS/Text - Least Secure
If you're having an issue with 2-step verification, learn how to troubleshoot 2-step verification issues by reviewing the specific 2-step verification articles above. You will find information on what they are, why to use them, how to add them to your account, as well as troubleshooting steps.