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17921: Drake Tax - Change or Reset Multi-Factor Authentication


Preparers Setup

How do I recover or reset my login for Drake Tax when I have enabled MFA and my device is changing or has been lost?

 

If a preparer loses or changes their smartphone, MFA will need to be disabled and then re-enabled and configured with the new device. The process varies depending on which preparer is affected and whether or not they still have access to the old MFA device. 

Notes:

  • MFA is enabled by default for all preparers starting with Drake21.
  • The Admin opt-out selection during their initial login only applies to the ADMIN account.
  • If MFA does not need to be configured for other preparers, the ADMIN must go to Setup > Preparers to opt other preparers out of MFA.
  • MFA can be disabled for all preparers or select preparers, depending on office needs.
  • See Related Links below for details on the MFA setup.

Preparer MFA Change or Reset 

If a non-admin Preparer needs to change their MFA Device, the person in the office who can log in with the username “ADMIN” for the software must do the following:  

  1. Open and log in to Drake Tax as the ADMIN user. 
  2. Go to Setup > Preparers 
  3. Choose the preparer from the list and click Edit Preparer 
  4. Check the box Disable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) under the Login Information section.  
  5. A pop-up box verifies that you want to disable MFA for the specified preparer. Click Yes 
  6. Another box shows alerting you that MFA was disabled. Click OK
  7. Click Save on the Preparer Setup window for this preparer.
  8. If you want to prompt the preparer to configure MFA on a new device, edit the preparer and uncheck the box Disable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) under the Login Information section. Click Yes and OK on the pop-ups, and then Save on the Preparer Setup window.
    • This will re-enable MFA and the preparer will be prompted to complete setup the next time they login.
    • If you skip this step as the ADMIN, the preparer can still enable MFA for their own login by going to Setup > Preparers after they log back in.

Admin Preparer MFA Change or Reset 

If the admin preparer is changing their own MFA device, and still has access to the old device, they will:

  1. Open and log in to Drake Tax with their username and password.
  2. Authenticate the login using the old MFA device.
  3. Go to Setup > Preparers.
  4. Choose their name from the list and select Edit Preparer.
  5. Check the box Disable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) under the Login Information section. 
  6. Click Save.   
  7. Re-open Setup > Preparers.  
  8. Choose their name from the list and select Edit Preparer.  
  9. Uncheck Disable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) under the Login Information section.  
  10. Click Yes on the pop-up that says, “Would you like to Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for ___?”
  11. Complete MFA setup using the new device.  

If the admin preparer is changing their MFA device and does not have access to old device, they will:  

  1. Open Drake Tax and enter “ADMIN” as the Username.  
  2. Click Password help.  
  3. Click Online password recovery. 
  4. A browser window opens that says Software Admin Password Recovery.  
  5. Click Sign in to be redirected to the SSO login page.  
  6. Login to the Support website using your SSO credentials. 
  7. Select the appropriate year of Drake Tax in the drop list.  
  8. Click Submit.  
  9. A password recovery code is displayed on the screen. That code must be used as the password for the username ADMIN. 
    • The code expires in 1 hour.   
  10. In Drake Tax, enter ADMIN as the username and the recovery code as the password. 
  11. You are prompted to set up a new password—click Yes or No. 
    1. If yes, set up your new password and security question. You can choose to opt out of enabling MFA during the password setup. This selection only applies to the ADMIN account. Verify settings on Setup > Preparers before logging back out.   
    2. If no, you are logged in with the old password, but MFA is still enabled.   
      • Important! Go to Setup > Preparers. Check the box Disable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) under the Login Information section.  
      • Click Yes, to disable MFA.  
      • Uncheck the box Disable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) under the Login Information section.  
      • You are prompted to set up MFA on the new device. 
      • Press Save.  


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