Onvio login security overview

Thomson Reuters is working in partnership with the IRS to meet requirements that help strengthen security for all tax-related software.

Security enhancements

  • Password strength: A s defined by the IRS, a strong password contains a minimum of eight characters, with at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one special character.
  • Timeout period: After 4 hours of inactivity, Onvio will time out and you will be required to re-authenticate using your credentials — although access is suspended, the operation of the application is not, so processes such as long print jobs will continue during the timeout.
  • Two-step verification: Thomson Reuters provides two-step verification through the Auth0 Guardian app, preferred apps, and text messages. Learn more about verification options to pick which one is right for you.

What is two-step verification?

Many of your online accounts or software applications are currently protected by a login and password. That password is the single factor in the authentication process — the way that those applications or services confirm your identity. Unfortunately, passwords are easily stolen or hacked, which means that the accounts and data behind those passwords are at risk.

Two-step verification adds at least one more layer of identity verification to that process so your protection against hacking and fraud attempts is stronger and more secure than a simple password. That additional factor can take many forms, such as a physical ID card, a digital confirmation code, or even your fingerprint. You're using two-step verification every time you pay a transaction using a debit card or when you withdraw cash from an ATM: your PIN is one factor and the card itself is another.

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