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Disabling two-factor authentication for your personal account

If you disable two-factor authentication for your personal account, you may lose access to organizations you belong to.

Warning: If you're a member or outside collaborator to a public repository of an organization that requires two-factor authentication and you disable 2FA, you'll be automatically removed from the organization, and you'll lose your access to their repositories. To regain access to the organization, re-enable two-factor authentication and contact an organization owner.

We strongly recommend using two-factor authentication (2FA) to secure your account. If you need to disable 2FA, we recommend re-enabling it as soon as possible.

If your organization requires two-factor authentication and you're a member, owner, or an outside collaborator on a private repository of your organization, you must first leave your organization before you can disable two-factor authentication.

To remove yourself from your organization:

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Screenshot of a user's account menu on GitHub. The menu item "Settings" is outlined in dark orange.

  2. In the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Password and authentication.

  3. Click Disable.

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