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  • 1. Setting Up Multi-factor Authentication

1. Setting Up Multi-factor Authentication

 
Multi-factor Authentication provides a more secure application environment by requiring more than just one piece of information to authenticate a user's identity.  In simple authentication, just a password is used to authenticate a user id.  But with multi-factor there are two or more pieces of information used to authenticate during the login process.
 
Password is authentication based on only something the user should know.  Multi-factor enhances this by adding authentication based on only something the user has.  This is done by sending a code that is both randomly generated and constantly changing to something that onlly the user has such as their email address, text messaging to a smartphone, or to a specific person's multi-factor app such as Authy.
 

MFA Stronger Security Key Points

 

IDSync MFS Implementation

Once MFA is enabled and verified, it will always be used during the login process, providing an enhanced level of security.  There is an option to skip MFA during login for a browser on a specific device.  This allows you to designate a trusted device where MFA is not needed, but will be present on any other devices.
 
The following pages of this reference guide will cover in detail for you