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[All Platforms][Other] 2-Factor Authentication

Spotify should, as a matter of good practice and safety, implement 2-step authentication.

 

Previously, Spotify enabled the option to log out other sessions other than the current session.

 

This would prevent hackers from stealing accounts, which would additionaly lead to less account hacks and less work for Spotify employees to assist in these cases.

 

More info: https://twofactorauth.org

Updated on 2018-10-18

Hi everyone, thanks for bringing us your feedback in the Spotify Idea Exchange. We’re ready to mark this idea as ‘Under Consideration’. 

 

We are currently investigating various solutions for account security for our users, e.g. 2-factor authentication. Any news regarding user-facing security updates will be posted to this thread as a status change.

 

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wingee
 
minerole

2fa is a standard thing across many platforms as it should be. If im going to be paying for something I want to have a peace of mind that no one can access my account 

TheMitry

Boggles the mind that Spotify expects premium users to specify a credit card on a single factor authenticated account. The fact that I’m reading suggestions given like “use Facebook to sign in” is the most ridiculous solution given yet. Its like saying enter your house from the inconvenient rear steel-gated padlocked door but not from the front flyscreen only one. Like as if a hacker is going to hack your facebook to gain access when this single factor authentication flyscreen door is still in play.

 

This thread has been active since 2018 and not a thing has changed. Speaks volumes

Videonisse

Spotify should implement support for Passkeys!

"Based on FIDO standards, passkeys are a replacement for passwords that provide faster, easier, and more secure sign-ins to websites and apps across a user’s devices. Unlike passwords, passkeys are always strong and phishing-resistant.​

Passkeys simplify account registration for apps and websites, are easy to use, work across most of a user’s devices, and even work on other devices within physical proximity.​"

 

https://fidoalliance.org/passkeys/

walp
Post your own topic then 🤷🏻‍♂️
godemperorlb

At this point the only way they would actually add 2FA is if Spotify got negative media attention regarding account security.

2FA in 2024 is bog standard for any major company, and for a company that handles payment information... it's considered mandatory for security. Clearly they don't care since this community "idea" (even though it should be an internally suggested and immediately implemented one) has been under consideration since 2018. Such a great company 🙂 Join the enshittification team Spotify

godemperorlb

Yes the thread already exists but it's been under consideration since 2018 with no update. 2-Factor Authentication is an essential security feature in the current year (and has been for several years already). Withholding that 2FA is standard practice at this point for account security, the fact that Spotify has payment information linked to your account should be a no brainer reason for adding the feature.

 

Stop ignoring the community, everyone wants this implemented. Of course when internet service companies become titans all that matters is the bottom line, perhaps Spotify should consider the amount of customer support traffic you alleviate with better protected accounts.

 

I should add that Spotify's Idea Exchange Guidelines states the following about the previous 2FA thread's status label:

 

     Under Consideration

     This feature is coming. We have a rough timeline for a release.

 

     After this stage there are usually 2 possible outcomes:

 

     Implemented

     This feature has rolled out. Yay!

 

     Case Closed

     We talked about this internally but it’s not on our timeline right now.

     That doesn't mean it never will be.

 

It's been "under consideration" since 2018 ... the most liked ideas thread.

 

 

michalplis
  • With increasing attacks I repeatedly getting notifications that someone has attempted to login to my Spotify account. Please add 2 factor authentication. Especially with the Podcasting aspect its important to protect all users. 
lars_dk

Add 2-factor authentication for regular account. 

Thyg0d

Considering the massive password leak that just came to surface, many of them Spotify passwords you'd think they'd act on a topic for 2015!!!!!