For getting started, we are proud to present you with the Four Golden Security Settings, we recommend to all our users.
After installing Teamviewer and setting up your TeamViewer Account, the first thing you want to set up is your individual security level based on your set up.
1. Set up Two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication for your TeamViewer account provides an extra layer of protection to secure your TeamViewer account from unauthorized access.
In addition to your password, a second factor (security code) is needed to log in to your TeamViewer account.
To log in to your TeamViewer account you need to enter:
- your email address and
- your password and
- the security code
Find a detailed description of how to setup Two-factor authentication and more information here:
Now with your Account setup and properly protected, let´s check your TeamViewer Installation.
2. Set up Easy Access
If you ever want to connect to this device, we recommend setting up Easy Access for unattended access.
Easy Access is TeamViewer’s password-less access functionality that can be seen as the most modern and secure setup for unattended access.
3. Set up an Allow List
A strict AllowList makes sure that only people or devices you define upfront can connect to your device.
If you never want anyone except you making a connection to your device, you only add your own account to the Allow List. If several people should be able to connect, you can add them individually or even allow all members of a company profile.
If there is someone who only needs to make a connection once, you can add him to your Allow List manually and remove them after the connection again.
4. Strong password hygiene
Wherever a password is needed, make sure to follow general password best practices:
- In general, aspire to create a term that is truly unique
- Strong passwords are at least 8 characters long, ideally combining uppercase and lowercase letters with number digits as well as special characters
- Please do not use dictionary words or terminology that might be used commonly by other people
- You should also avoid adjacent keyword combinations like “qwerty” or “1q2w3e4r”
- A password manager can help with discipline.
⚠We encourage you to regularly review and change your passwords to make sure you always follow up-to-date best practices.
Where possible, disable passwords. In TeamViewer, you can for example disable the random password in your Security Settings. We recommend disabling this setting if no one or only yourself will connect to this device.
If you need it for others, please set the change of the Random passwort under Extras --> Options --> Advanced--> Under Advanced settings for connections to this computer --> Random password after each session --> Choose Generate new --> Click OK