Access Protection

Security Settings

In the web interface, you can make additional settings to protect access to your sciebo account.

2-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is a feature that increases security when accessing the sciebo web interface. When logging in, you must enter a 6-digit number in addition to the sciebo password, which you receive anew for each login via a 2-factor app.

  1. Before you can activate 2-factor authentication in sciebo, you need to download a 2-factor app for your mobile device (e.g. FreeOTP, Google Authenticator).
  2. Then log in to the sciebo web interface.
  3. Click on "Settings" and there on "Security".
  4. Check the box to activate 2-factor authentication.
  5. A QR code will be displayed. Scan the code with your 2-factor app. (Alternatively, you can enter the displayed numerical code manually).
  6. Now enter the latest sequence of digits from the 2-factor app in the field provided and click on "Check".
  7. If "Verified" is displayed, the function is activated. (If you enter the code too slowly or confirm too late, you must repeat this step with the next sequence of digits).


  • If you want to use different mobile devices for 2-factor authentication, scan the QR code directly with all devices as it will not be displayed later for security reasons.
  • If you want to delete the 2-factor app from your mobile device, you must first deactivate 2-factor authentication in sciebo. Otherwise you will no longer have access to the sciebo web interface.

App Passwords

App passwords are 16-digit security codes that allow a device to access your sciebo account. They are valid only once and are entered instead of the sciebo password when logging in. The use of app passwords is only useful in exceptional cases, for example if the sciebo password would be stored in plain text on your end device.

  1. Log in to the sciebo web interface.
  2. Click on "Settings" and there on "Security".
  3. Enter a name in the "App name" field and click on "Create new app passcode".
  4. The app password is now displayed once. Use it to log in to sciebo in the desired app or on the desired device.
  5. Click on "Done" to complete the process.