Before you enable Two-Step Verification, you will need access to either a cell phone with SMS (text), a landline telephone or an authenticator app installed on any smart mobile device or tablet. You'll be asked to choose one of these methods to receive authentication codes. For more information, see About Two-Step Verification.
In Seller Central, click Settings > Login Settings.
Next to Advanced Security Settings, click the Edit button. This will open the Advanced Security Settings page on Amazon.
On the Advanced Security Settings page, click Get Started.
Choose how you'll receive codes
When setting up Two-Step Verification, you have three options for how you’d like to receive your authentication code: text message (SMS), phone call or authenticator app. Select Phone number or Authenticator App to begin.
Select Text message
(SMS) or Voice delivery (you
will receive a phone call).
Choose the country code for the phone number you plan to use, enter
the phone number in the field provided, and then click Send code or Call me now. You'll receive an SMS (text)
or voice call depending on the method you chose. It might take a few minutes.
Enter the code that was sent to your device, and then click Verify code and continue.
Note: If you see The
phone number you've entered is not valid or The code is invalid, verify that
you've entered the number in the correct format (XXX-XXX-XXXX) and then click
Send code to begin the
Install an authenticator app on your smart mobile device or tablet. Click Need an app? for instructions.
Within the app, create an account and then scan the barcode on the webpage. If the barcode doesn’t scan, click Can’t scan the barcode? for a key you can enter.
Enter the code generated by the app, and then click Verify code and continue.
For more information, see Use an authenticator app for Two-Step Verification.
Add a backup verification method
Choose a backup or alternate method to receive authentication codes. This method will be used if you are unable to receive your authentication code through your primary device.
Select a backup method that is different from your primary method.
If you choose Text
message (SMS) or Voice
delivery (you will receive a phone call) enter the phone number.
You must add a backup device to complete the
Two-Step Verification process. If you aren’t near your backup device, select the
Skip verification check box,
and then click Save backup
number. Amazon will not initiate a verification of that number.
If you are unable to download an authenticator app, or don't have a second phone number, we recommend using the phone number of a friend, spouse or other family member.
If you are unable to receive an authentication code through either your primary or backup device, you might need to go through the Account Recovery process in order to regain access to your account. This can take up to 48 hours.
You can make your device a "trusted device," so you don't have to enter an authentication code every time you try to access your account.
To make your device a trusted device, select Don’t require codes on this device.
Click the Got it. Turn on 2-Step Verification button.