Two-factor authentication

Generate a security key or use biometric options to reduce the risk of account compromise.

Two-factor authentication is a security method that requires an additional step of identification to protect your Dashboard account from unauthorized access.

You can perform either of the following to complete two-factor authentication:

Google Authentication

With Google Authenticator, you can generate authentication code to complete two-factor authentication.

On the first attempt to access the Dashboard, configure two-factor authentication as follows:

  1. On the Dashboard login screen, enter your email (or username) and password.
  2. Use Google Authenticator on your device to scan the QR code.
  3. Enter the app-generated authentication code according to the given instructions.

Security key

Security Key is a secondary (and optional) feature for two-factor authentication. This is a reliable and convenient form of authentication that relies on public-key cryptography to keep your login credentials secure.

Security key allows you to use the following methods for two-factor authentication:

  • Fingerprint sensor or face recognition on your laptop.
  • Yubikey or any other hardware key.
  • Mobile devices.

To enable Security Key as two-factor authentication:

  1. In the Dashboard, go to the Profile page.
  2. Click Edit next to the Two-factor authentication label.
  3. Click Enable for Security Key and follow the on-screen guide to add one or more options suggested by the system.
  4. Click Add Security key to add as many keys as you need.

Once the security key is added, you can access the Dashboard as follows:

  1. In the Dashboard login screen, enter your email (or username) and password.
  2. The pop-up window will ask you to authenticate.
  3. Use a preferable security key that you have configured previously.

The system stores the two-factor authentication option you chose last and offers this option next time you log in. If you want to revert to Google Authenticator, in the pop-up window, click Cancel.