Considering how important your Tesla account is and what can be controlled if someone had access to it, the fact that Tesla hasn’t support two factor authentication (2FA) until now isn’t great, but at least they have it now. Even Elon Musk said Tesla is “embarrassingly late” to have support for it. Musk said back in August that 2FA would be coming soon and today we have it.
At the time Musk said “Two factor authentication via sms or authenticator app is going through final validation right now.” Thankfully the implementation is not using SMS and users can use Authy or Google Authenticator and it works on the Tesla website or via the app.
How do I activate 2FA on my Tesla account?
On the web, go to tesla.com > Tesla Account > Log in > Click on Account > Multi Factor Authentication > Click on manage > Then follow the on screen instructions
Step by Step Guide
Step 1 – Go to tesla.com and sign in
Step 2 – Click on ‘TESLA ACCOUNT’
Step 3 – Click on Account
Step 4 – Click on Multi-factor Authentication
Step 5 – Then, click Manage
Step 6 – Splash screen explaining how it works, then click next
Step 7 – Enter tesla.com account and click Sign In
Step 8 – Scan the QR Code with your Authy app (or Google Authenticator) and click Next
Step 9 – Enter the one time passcode from the app, click submit
Step 10 – Save the back up codes in a safe place
Step 11 – Once done, you’ll get the following email