Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for FPDS Announcement  Print 

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for FPDS is now mandatory for FPDS users on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

In order to improve the security of the FPDS user log in process, FPDS will be integrating with login.gov to enable multi-factor authentication.

  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for FPDS will become mandatory for individual FPDS users on Saturday, December 5, 2020.  There are no changes for FPDS System account users.
  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security enhancement that requires two forms of authentication when individual users log into FPDS and adds critical protection for your sign-on credentials.
  • All individual users should create an account with login.gov with the same email address associated with your FPDS account before it becomes mandatory on December 5th to avoid delay when using your FPDS Logon ID.
  • By creating a login.gov account with the same email address as the existing user FPDS account, after integration with login.gov, the process will enable the user to log into FPDS to perform normal business activities.

Please see below helpful Login.gov links to help with the registration process:

  • Login.gov general help page

https://login.gov/help/

  • How to create an account with Login.gov

https://login.gov/help/creating-an-account/how-to-create-an-account/

  • An overview of the authentication method options that are available for users

https://login.gov/help/authentication-methods/which-authentication-method-should-i-use/