Two Factor Authentication for holiday rental managers
- All clients can turn on Two Factor Authentication (2FA) in Bookster
- Two Factor Authentication reduces unauthorised access to your account
- An Authenticator App will generate a code on your phone
- The code is required to access Bookster using 2FA.
We're seeing a rise in cybercrime across all industries, and the tourism industry is not immune. - Robin Morris, Director.
Bookster is designed to help you manage your owners' and guests' needs, and using 2FA provides an important layer of security.
Read more about how to set up your 2FA.
Two Factor Authentication for Bookster clients
All Bookster clients and users can now turn on Two Factor Authentication, for additional account security.
For now, using Two Factor Authentication is optional, however, we strongly recommend it.
What is Two Factor Authentication (2FA)?
2FA is a way to reduce the chances of unauthorised access to your Bookster account.
You will be able to actively protect your account, using two tools: your password and your phone.
How does Bookster Two Factor Authentication work?
The set-up process will let you configure an Authenticator App (such as those provided by Authy, Google, LastPass, or Microsoft Authenticator) on your phone.
Once enabled, each time you log in to Bookster we will ask for a code generated by an App on your mobile phone.
This will protect your account from unauthorised access by double-checking that whoever tries to log in, also has access to this device.
Will the App use my data?
In short, no. These apps do not use your phone number, SMS messaging, or call you.
You simply configure the App with a secret code that we will provide, and it will then be able to display time-dependant codes for you to enter when you first log in on a new device.
What additional actions can you take?
In order to prevent cybercrime, there are a number of steps that we can all take:
- Focus on password security
- Don't write down any passwords
- Don't share your log in details
- Create unique passwords for each software
- Log out of software when you leave your desk
If you notice any suspicious activity or if you have any questions relating to the security of your account please get in touch.
Why do we need 2FA?
We're seeing a rise in cybercrime across all industries, and the tourism industry is not immune.
Cybercrime is also increasing in sophistication, and to combat it, individuals and companies have to work together to create and use more sophisticated responses.
Turn on Two Factor Authentication in Bookster
- Log into Bookster
- Click Account
- Look for 'Configure Two Factor Authentication'
... follow the instructions given from there.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.