Add a backup authentication method

After you've set up your primary method of two-step authentication, you can set up one or more alternate authentication methods as backup. This is useful when your primary authentication method is unavailable.


  1. From your Shopify admin, click your username and account picture.
  2. Click Manage account > Security.

  3. In the Two-step authentication section, click Add a backup method

  4. Select one of the following options:

  5. Click Next.

  6. Set up the backup two-step authentication according to the method that you selected.

  7. Optional: Set up another backup method using this procedure.

  8. Save your recovery codes in case you lose access to your mobile device. Make sure that you store them in a safe location offline that you can access in multiple ways, such as from your mobile device, your desktop computer, and from a printed document.

The next time you log in to your Shopify admin, you can select which authentication method to use.

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