Account Security
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    Article summary

    Backblaze takes your account security very seriously. Backblaze provides multiple account authentication options:

    • Two-factor verification (2FV) through short message service (SMS)
    • Time-based one-time passwords (ToTP)
    • Single sign-on (SSO)

    You can create your Backblaze account using email and password credentials, or you can link your account to one of your other accounts using SSO. After you create an account, you can change your sign-in preferences, email address, or password at any time. However, some Backblaze Groups may restrict the ability of their members to change sign-in credentials.

    Email and Password

    If you create an account using an email address and password, your password must meet security criteria. The password must be at least eight characters long, and Backblaze also checks to ensure that you are not using a password that has been compromised or is too commonly used. Backblaze strongly recommends that you enable 2FV or ToTP to increase the security of your account.


    If you set up your account with SSO, the SSO provider handles the process of signing in to Backblaze. This typically means that you use the email address that is associated with your SSO account when you sign in to the Backblaze web UI. Your SSO provider's sign-in screen appears, and you must follow the on-screen prompts. After the process is complete, you are returned and signed in to the Backblaze web console.

    If you already created a Backblaze account using an email address and password and you want to enable SSO, see Enable SSO for Individuals.


    Keeping your Backblaze account safe requires that you change your password if Backblaze finds that it is not sufficiently secure. If you have trouble signing in to your account, check the email address that is associated with your account to see if Backblaze sent you a message about the issue. If you still have trouble with your account, contact Backblaze Support.

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