SSA - No more multifactor authentication

August 19, 2016



     This is an update to my earlier August 2nd post about the Social Security Administration requiring multi-factor authentication to log into your "My Social Security" account.

     That was a short lived requirement.

     Less than two weeks after publicizing this requirement, the SSA just demoted it to an optional feature because of public outcry.  See link.  Hopefully, the SSA will discuss its future authentication plans with its stakeholders before implementing them.

     As I indicated earlier, it will be interesting to see what, when and how SSA will replace this improved authentication requirement.

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