Q: Am I required to provide a 2-factor authentication code to an ex employer account that was set up on my personal phone?
I set up an amazon account and turned on 2-factor authentication for my previous employer. They are now asking me to provide this information, which I would only like to provide if I am 100% legally obligated to.
A: Your desire to make things more difficult for your former employer may come back and hurt you. Be careful.
You set up the account as an employee and you were obligated to provide that information when you were an employee. Thus, a refusal to provide the information might be used to contest your unemployment benefits in the future. Alternatively, you might want a reference or when the management changes, you might want to return to the company.
A: More would need to be known about the nature and use of the account you set up before a clear answer could be provided. If you purchased company property through that program, or sold company product through it, then no question you would have to turn over the code/passwords.
You are playing with fire when you allow your anger or other emotions to motivate you to be a jerk after being terminated. There are several things that could go very wrong for you if you do. Unless there is a solid privacy reason for not providing the access, you should do so.
Good luck to you.
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