If you use two-factor verification with Wealthfront, you won’t be able to use your Wealthfront password to link to Wealthfront from another app or website.
App-specific passwords are the solution. They allow you to securely link to Wealthfront without needing to use your Wealthfront password. Once linked, the app has read-only access to Wealthfront.
App-specific passwords are commonly used with Mint, TurboTax, Personal Capital, YNAB, and other services that aggregate your financial data.
Generate and use an app-specific password
You can generate an app-specific password in Settings. This creates a secure password for you to use when linking to Wealthfront from another app or website.
- Log in to Wealthfront and click on your name in the top right, then navigate to Settings
- Under Link Wealthfront to other apps, select Generate an app specific password
- Follow the prompts. Once your password is generated, immediately store it in a password manager or use it to log into the other app or service.
Delete an app-specific password
You can delete an app-specific password in Settings. This unlinks Wealthfront from the app that is using the password.
- Log in to Wealthfront, then navigate to Settings
- Under Link Wealthfront to other apps, look for the record of your app-specific password.
- Select Delete
Why do I need an app-specific password?
App-specific passwords help you keep Wealthfront linked even when you’ve enabled two-factor verification. Using them ensures other apps don’t store your Wealthfront password.
I can’t link Wealthfront to another app. Will this help?
Yes — when you use two-factor verification, we block other apps from accessing Wealthfront with your actual password.
I forgot my app-specific password
If you forget your app-specific password, you can delete the forgotten password and create a new one. Once you delete a password, it can no longer be used to link Wealthfront.
My app-specific password isn’t working. What should I do?
In order to troubleshoot this, you will need to reach out to the institution to which you're trying to link your Wealthfront account.
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