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Two-Factor Authentication for DFAS myPay Accounts

2020-12-09

DFAS myPay — Taking Your Personal Identity Information Protection to the Next Level

Many financial institutions have implemented two-factor authentication protection for their customers to use when accessing bank accounts, credit card information, and more. 

Two-factor authentication grants you access to an online system after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence specific to you. This extra layer of security strengthens the protection of your personally identifiable information and individual financial records. 

Beginning in 2021, the Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) will implement two-factor authentication for myPay accounts, putting them on par with some of the world’s most security-conscious organizations and other parts of the Federal Government, like the IRS.

If you have a DFAS myPay account, you can get ahead of the transition by opting into two-factor authentication now. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions outlined on the DFAS website.

If you do not opt-in now, you will receive reminders every 90 days when you revisit the DFAS website.

Brand new to myPay? This video will help you set up your online account, including opt-in to two-factor authentication.