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Require a passkey to sign in to your Xbox One console

Overview

You can control who has access to your Xbox One by setting a personal passkey. The passkey allows you to protect your sign-in and prevent purchases you don't approve. This is especially important if you set up content limits for other members of your household. Remember that Xbox One does not automatically sign you out, so to get the most out of your personal passkey, remember to sign out when you're done playing.

Learn more about the benefits of setting a passkey.

How to require a passkey to sign in

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
The All Settings option is highlighted under Settings.
  1. Under Account, select Sign-in, security & passkey.
The 'Sign-in, security & passkey' option is highlighted on the main Settings screen.
  1. Select Create my passkey.
The 'Create my passkey' option is highlighted on the 'Sign-in security & passkey' screen.
  1. Enter a six-digit passkey and then re-enter to confirm it. You are immediately returned to the Sign-in, security & passkey screen.
A digital keypad is displayed along with the words, 'Using your controller or remote, enter your 6-digit passkey.'
  1. Select Change my sign-in & security preferences.
The 'Change my sign-in & security' option is highlighted on the 'Sign-in, security & passkey' screen.
  1. Select either Check that it's me or Ask for my passkey.
    • Check that it's me: Step in front of Kinect and you're signed in, ready to play. We'll ask for your passkey before you buy things or change your settings or if you sign in without being recognized.
    • Ask for my passkey: We'll ask for your passkey before you sign in, buy things, or change your settings.
A selection of sign-in and security options are displayed, including 'No barriers', 'Check that it's me', and 'Ask for my passkey'.

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