🔒 Protecting your account

Your account is a powerful tool. Even more so in the wrong hands.

Updated over a week ago

Why you should protect your iPaper account

Your iPaper account is a vital piece of your online business. Much like you wouldn't leave your physical store without locking up for the night, it's just common sense to protect the online part of your business. If your account falls into the wrong hands, someone can:

  • Access your private, unpublished publications

  • Upload & publish abusive or misleading content online on your site 

  • Delete your content or change your settings

Luckily, we've got a few tips for you that will maximize the security on your iPaper account:

How to protect your account

Use Strong Passwords

Good account security always starts with a strong password. The longer and more complicated your password, the harder it is to guess, or crack using brute force. However, longer, and more complicated passwords are also harder to remember, so finding a balance is crucial.

A strong password:

✅ is at least 8 characters long

✅ contains a mix of UPPER & lower case letters, numbers, and special characters.

❌ doesn't contain memorable dates, or names

Use a Password Manager

A password manager helps you to securely save passwords, meaning that you only ever need to remember one: the master password. By using a password manager, you can use complex passwords to protect your online accounts that you would otherwise not be able to remember!

Enable two-factor authentication on your account

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an extra layer of security for your iPaper account designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your account, even if someone else knows your password.

You can enable 2FA on your iPaper account with the help of our guide, below:

Enable single sign-on for your account

Single sign-on (SSO) is a convenient and user-friendly way of accessing multiple online services, websites, or applications with just one set of login credentials. SSO works by using a central authentication system, which verifies your identity when you log in.

Single sign-on is available for Enterprise+ accounts and requires some work on your end. Luckily, we've got a guide that can help you:

Never share accounts

A shared login can make it impossible to pinpoint the fault. In fact, shared login credentials are a huge security risk in itself.

💡 Create new user accounts for each individual user.

Read more about how to manage, create and delete user accounts here:


Review your active user accounts regularly

The fewer the users you have with access to your iPaper, the fewer the number of potential 'entry points' available to unwanted intruders. Ensure only those who need access to iPaper have user accounts, and keep tabs on when people leave your organization, that you revoke their iPaper access, too.

💡 Check if the correct users have the correct permissions: administrator, user, or statistics. Only assign Administrator rights when absolutely necessary!

Avoid login using public Wi-Fi networks

Sometimes, you might work on the go, or from a public Wi-Fi network. Be aware, however, that your connection may not be secure. This is an easy opportunity for attackers to “snoop” on you, stealing your data. For this reason, our advice is to only use your iPaper account when connected to a work, home, or other Wi-Fi network that you trust. 👍

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