When you are using online tools for your daily work, you will probably come across it already: Two-Factor Authentication, better known as 2FA. What is it and why is it so important? And, did you know that it’s part of the MagicINFO security features? If not, keep reading this blog to learn more about this highlighted feature of MagicINFO: Two-Factor Authentication.
Here's an overview of what we'll cover in this blog post:
Thanks to data breaches, malware, and other forms of cyberattacks, it's nearly impossible to secure an online or mobile account with just a password. Most times, your system can be compromised due to a password that was easy to hack. And who doesn’t use the same password multiple times for different platforms? We already shared some tips to keep hackers outdoors. To give those “who do bad stuff” a real mission impossible, add another layer of authentication, by activating 2FA.
What is 2FA and why is it there?
2FA is an additional layer of security used to ensure that only authenticated users gain access to an online account. First, you just log in normally by using your username and password. This gives you direct access to your account straight away. But when 2FA is active you will need to add extra information. This information can be a code from an authentification app on your phone, a code sent by SMS, or even a fingerprint or facial recognition. In MagicINFO you use a code that's sent to you personally after logging in with your password. Fill in the code and you're good.
How do you activate 2FA in MagicINFO?
For everyone who wants to learn how to activate 2FA, we created a video on YouTube offering step-by-step explanations. You can find it below. We also have a knowledge base article covering this topic. With data privacy and security as a top priority, we adopted the policy to require two-factor authentication for all users of the MagicINFO Cloud. All MagicINFO users in your organization will get an email with instructions to complete the setup.
Increase your security level
It’s essential to get all MagicINFO users to work safely with MagicINFO. That's why it's smart to set up 2FA as part of your password policy. Because even when your password is out in the open, a password alone is not enough to pass the authentification check.