Renamed Two-Factor Authentication User Permissions and Labels in Setup

For all Salesforce products, we retired two-factor authentication (2FA) terminology and moved to the industry standard term of multi-factor authentication (MFA). To align Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic with this change, we renamed two-factor authentication user permissions. And we renamed all two-factor and 2FA references throughout Setup and Salesforce documentation, including Salesforce Help, the Salesforce Security Guide, and Salesforce Developer Documentation. This update is a terminology change only—all functionality remains the same.

Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in Essentials, Group, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, Developer, and Contact Manager Editions.

What: In Setup, we updated two-factor authentication user permission names. We also updated labels for 2FA-related checkboxes, picklist options, and tooltips, descriptions, and other in-app messages.

Note

Note

2FA-related object names and field names in SOAP API, including TwoFactorInfo, TwoFactorMethodsInfo, and TwoFactorTempCode, did not change.

How: These user permission names were updated:

Original Permission Name New Permission Name
Manage Two-Factor Authentication in API Manage Multi-Factor Authentication in API
Manage Two-Factor Authentication in User Interface Manage Multi-Factor Authentication in User Interface
Two-Factor Authentication for API Logins Multi-Factor Authentication for API Logins
Two-Factor Authentication for User Interface Logins Multi-Factor Authentication for User Interface Logins

On the Identity Verification page in Identity, these labels were updated:

Original Label New Label
Require identity verification during two-factor authentication (2FA) registration (checkbox) Require identity verification during multi-factor authentication (MFA) registration
Manage Two-Factor Authentication in API (in the Session Security Level Policies section) Manage Multi-Factor Authentication in API
Manage Two-Factor Authentication in User Interface (in the Session Security Level Policies section) Manage Multi-Factor Authentication in User Interface

On the Session Settings page in Security, these labels were updated:

Original Label New Label
Require identity verification during two-factor authentication (2FA) registration (checkbox) Require identity verification during multi-factor authentication (MFA) registration
Two Factor Authentication (option in the Session Security Levels section) Multi-Factor Authentication

We also made these label updates:

  • On the Transition Security Policies pages, the Two-factor authentication action is now called Multi-factor authentication.
  • On the Identity Verification and Session Settings pages, the Let users authenticate with a physical security key (U2F) checkbox is now called Let users verify their identity with a physical security key (U2F).
  • On user detail pages in Setup, and the Advanced User Details page in a user’s profile, the App Registration: One-Time Password Generator option is now called App-Registration: One-Time Password Authenticator.