Managing Your Snowsight Profile

In addition to letting you change your password, upload a profile picture, and select a default language, the Profile dialog includes:

  • Enrolling in MFA.

  • Validating your email address and specifying your notification preferences

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Enrolling in MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)

MFA is a built-in Snowflake feature, available in all Snowflake editions, that provides an additional level of user login security. This additonal security requires a second form of authentication, in addition to your standard credentials, to log into Snowflake. The Duo Mobile application provides this additonal authentication and must be installed on a smart phone or similar device.

By default, MFA is not enabled for individual Snowflake users. If you wish to use MFA for more secure login, you must enroll using the Snowsight interface.

To enroll in MFA:

  1. Select Profile from the dropdown menu beneath your login name. The Profile dialog appears.

  2. In the Multi-Factor authentication section click Enroll and follow the instructions provided in the wizard. Enrollment requires a smart phone with a valid phone number and the Duo Mobile application installed.

Once enrolled, each time you attempt to log into Snowflake, either through the web interface, Snowsight, or a SnowSQL command line client, you will be prompted to enter your required user credentials (login name and password) and then you will need to provide the temporary authentication token/passcode generated by the Duo Mobile application. For more information, see Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Important

If you are unable to log into Snowflake due to an MFA issue (e.g. you don’t have access to your phone), please contact one of your account administrators. They can temporarily disable MFA, so that you can log in, or they can disable MFA for you, which effectively cancels your enrollment.

Disabling MFA

Once you enroll in MFA, you cannot use Snowsight to unenroll. Rather, an account administrator must use a SQL command to temporarily or permanently disable MFA for you. For details, see Managing MFA for an Account and Users.

Verifying Your Email Address

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User menu » Profile

Verify the email address associated with your Snowflake user account. Users must verify their email address before they can receive email notifications for resource monitors.

  1. Enter your email address, and click the Ok button.

  2. Click on the Send Verification Email link. Snowflake sends a verification email to the address you provided.

  3. Click the activation link in the email.

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