2-factor authentication is the process where an additional piece of information is requested along with your username and password, and it is required in order to sign into your account.
In this article we review how to enable 2-factor authentication via email, but eFront supports two more methods of 2-factor authentication, Google Authenticator, and SMS-based. These are not mutually exclusive. They can run side by side and, if all three services are activated by the administrator, the end user will be able to select their preferred one.
To set up 2-factor authentication via email.
- Sign in to your portal as an administrator.
- Go to System settings (1) > Security (2) > 2-factor authentication (3).
- Set Email to Enabled (4).
- Save (5) your changes.
After enabling 2-factor authentication via email, users can visit their profile page to activate 2-factor authentication. To do this, they should:
- Expand the right drop down menu (1) and select My account (2).
- Change to Profile (3) and click on the Enable 2-factor authentication link (4).
- In the new window that will appear, the user needs to set the Authentication type to Email (5) and then click on Activate (6).
The next time the user tries to sign in, they will be presented with an additional field to input the 6-digit code sent to their inbox.