16 April, 2018
What is Two-Factor Authentication?
Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security by introducing a second step to your login. It takes something you know (i.e.: your password), and adds a second factor, typically something you physically have (such as your phone). Since both are required to log in, in the event an attacker obtains your password two-factor authentication would stop them for accessing your account.
Time Based Tokens
Time Based Tokens work with any OATH software such as Google Authentication for Android, or Apple’s OATH Token App for example.
Once activated, users will be required to provide a second form of Authentication that only they have access to. This Authentication comes
in the form of a 6 digit passcode that expires every 30 seconds.
Upon initial signing once Token Based Two Factor Authentication is actived, users will be presented with a QR code to scan using their smartphone or tablet device.
Once this is scanned, their device will then store authorization to generate a pass code and authentication to our customer panel.
Every 30 seconds, a new 6 digit code will be generated through their OATH application of choice which will be used as their second form
of Authentication during login to the customer panel.