Enable MFA for the Admin Portal

Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) with JumpCloud to secure access to your organization’s Admin Portal. Read this article to learn how to enable MFA for an administrator. 



  • An admin with the Administrator role cannot enable MFA for an admin with the Administrator with Billing role.
  • An admin with the Administrator with Billing role is able to enable MFA for themselves.
  • See Manage Admin Accounts

Enabling MFA for the Administrator

To enable MFA for a JumpCloud Administrator:

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal: https://console.jumpcloud.com/. Log in with administrator credentials.
  2. In the upper right corner of the page, click the green circle with your initials, and then select Administrators. The Administrators window appears.
  3. Click Details for the administrator for whom you want to enable MFA.
  4. Select Enable MultiFactor Authentication for Admin Login, and then click Save Administrator. After you enable MFA for the administrator account, an email is sent to the account’s email address with instructions for setting up MFA for their account.
  5. Follow the reset steps in the email. The admin is presented with the QR code and TOTP Key to add to their chosen TOTP token application.

Resetting MFA for an Administrator Account

If you’re locked out of your JumpCloud Administrator account after enabling MFA, you can reset your MFA.

To reset MFA on a JumpCloud Administrator account, log in with your username and password and when prompted for MFA, click the Reset TOTP MFA link. You may also ask the designated admin for your company to reset it for you.

You will be sent an email to reset your MFA:

  1. Check your email inbox.
  2. Click Set Up MFA in the email message.
  3. Enter your Email address and Password.
  4. When you enter them, Set Up MFA becomes activated.
  5. Click Set Up MFA.
  6. Download an Authenticator App if you do not have one already or click I Have An App if you already do.
  7. Use the app to scan the QR code.
  8. When you enter the verification code, the Submit button becomes activated. Click Submit.
  9. A message will display stating that the MFA reset was successful.
  10. An email will be sent to you confirming that your TOTP MFA reset was successful.

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