2-Step Verification (2SV) adds an extra layer of account security. When you activate 2SV, you can choose to sign out of PlayStation Network on all your devices, so make sure you know your account password and sign-in ID before switching it on.
When 2SV is activated and you sign in on your PS3, PS Vita, PS TV, PSP or Xperia you are asked for:
Step One: your account sign-in ID (email address), and
Step Two: your Device Setup Password, instead of your usual account password.
You need to authorise your PS3, PS Vita, PS TV, PSP or Xperia on your account to get your Device Setup Password.
You cannot activate 2SV on your PS3, PS Vita, PS TV, PSP or Xperia. You need to activate it on your PS4 or through account management on web browser.
To sign-in on your PS3, PS Vita, PS TV, PSP or Xperia you need to authorise each device with a Device Setup Password.
You can reach Account Management in a number of ways to manage your Device Setup Passwords:
Tap [PlayStation Store] on the home screen and go to [Online ID] > [Account Settings].
Go to PlayStation Store. Sign in, go to your Online ID at the top of the page and click [Account Settings].
If you authorise the same device twice, it will be linked to two passwords in your device setup password list.
You do not need to sign-in with your device setup password if:
If auto sign-in is enabled on a device, other people with access to it may be able to access your account details and content. You should switch off auto sign-in if:
To avoid account access in these cases, sign out of PlayStation Network and revoke the Device Setup Password.
You can remove a device setup password from an authorised device in Account Management via web browser.
You may see ‘Unused Password’ on your Device Setup Password list. These are passwords that were generated, but not entered into a password field on a device. You can revoke them to delete them from your list without causing any sign-in issues.