Before you enable Two-Step
Verification, you will need access to either a cell phone with SMS (text), a landline
telephone, or an authenticator app installed on any smart mobile device or tablet. You'll be
asked to choose one of these methods to receive authentication codes. For more information,
see About Two-Step Verification.
In Seller Central, click Settings > Login
Next to Advanced Security Settings, click the
Edit button. This will open the Advanced Security Settings page on
On the Advanced Security Settings page, click Get Started.
Choose how you'll receive
When setting up Two-Step
Verification, you have three options for how you’d like to receive your authentication code:
text message (SMS), phone call, or authenticator app. Select Phone
number or Authenticator App to begin.
Select Text message (SMS) or Voice delivery (you will
receive a phone call).
Choose the country code for the phone number you plan to use, enter the phone number in
the field provided, and then click Send code or Call me
now. You'll receive an SMS (text) or voice call depending on the method you
chose. It might take a few minutes.
Enter the code that was sent to your device, and then click Verify code and
Note: If you see The phone number you've entered is not
valid or The code is invalid, verify that you've
entered the number in the correct format (XXX-XXX-XXXX), and then click
Send code to begin the process again.
Install an authenticator app on your smart mobile device or tablet. Click
Need an app? for instructions.
Within the app, create an account, and then scan the barcode on the webpage. If the
barcode doesn’t scan, click Can’t scan the barcode? for a key you
Enter the code generated by the app, and then click Verify code and
For more information, see Use an authenticator app for
Add a backup verification
Choose a backup or alternate method
to receive authentication codes. This method will be used if you are unable to receive your
authentication code through your primary device.
Select a backup method that is different from your primary method.
If you choose Text message (SMS) or Voice delivery
(you will receive a phone call), enter the phone number.
Click Send code.
You must add a backup device to complete the
Two-Step Verification process. If you aren’t near your backup device, select the
Skip verification check box, and then click Save
backup number. Amazon will not initiate a verification of that
If you are unable to download an authenticator app, or don't have a second phone
number, we recommend using the phone number of a friend, spouse, or other family
If you are unable to receive an authentication code through either your primary or
backup device, you might need to go through the Account Recovery process in order to
regain access to your account. This can take up to 48 hours.
You can make your device a "trusted
device," so you don’t have to enter an authentication code every time you try to access your
To make your device a trusted device, select Don’t require codes on this
Click the Got it. Turn on 2-Step Verification button.