As first noticed by Appleinsider, Apple has rolled out two-factor authentication for its iCloud.com website, requiring users who have enabled the feature to enter a code before being granted access.
AppleInsider was able to confirm the new iCloud security feature is indeed Apple’s normal two-factor authentication service, though it is unclear if the feature is in testing or nearing rollout. Certain Apple ID accounts we tested required the second verification, while though others did not.
Previously, users only required a simple password to access iCloud.com web apps, but with today’s change, users will have to enter a secondary code sent to them on a trusted device, usually an iPhone.
Until today, Apple had only implemented two factor authentication in Apple ID management. However, as noted by the report, Apple has left the Find my iPhone web app accessible even without the feature in case the user’s trusted device goes missing.
As stated on its support site, Apple’s two-factor authentication system is currently available in the following countries:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States