Your Cycle account is your gateway to the platform. With it, you can create or join projects, deploy infrastructure, and manage your containers.
Cycle takes security very seriously, and every part of our platform is secure by default. We decided early on to require two-factor authentication as part of the sign on process. Two-factor auth provides an additional layer of security in the event that a nefarious person (or robot) were to gain access to your password. After entering your email and password, Cycle will ask you for a code from a two-factor auth app on your phone. That way, even if someone were to steal your password, they would also need physical access to your phone as well.
For the sake of convenience, you can register a computer you trust to bypass your two-factor auth input once you have successfully logged in. This will only disable the requirement for that particular computer, so if you plan on logging in via another device be sure to have your phone with you, and under no circumstances should you register a public computer.
If you do not currently have a two-factor auth application, we recommend one of the following:
Use the Cycle Account Wizard to begin the signup process.
- Enter your name, email address, and password
- You will receive an email with a verification code. Enter the code into the box and select "Next"
- Using your two-factor auth app, register the QR code and enter the 6-digit number shown on the app into the box
- Save your security codes in the event you are locked out of your account and cannot access your phone. These codes will allow you to recover access to the account. DO NOT SHARE THEM WITH ANYONE.
If you've got questions about the platform or need some help getting started, our team is more than happy to assist. Whether you're new to containers or just new to Cycle, reach out to us via livechat by clicking the blue circle in the bottom right corner. Join our Slack channel, and get help from the dev team or other members of the community.