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:
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:
- On the Dashboard login screen, enter your email (or username) and password.
- Use Google Authenticator on your device to scan the QR code.
- Enter the app-generated authentication code according to the given instructions.
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:
- In the Dashboard, go to the Profile page.
- Click Edit next to the Two-factor authentication label.
- Click Enable for Security Key and follow the on-screen guide to add one or more options suggested by the system.
- 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:
- In the Dashboard login screen, enter your email (or username) and password.
- The pop-up window will ask you to authenticate.
- 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.
Updated 5 days ago