With more and more of our personal information being put online, it has become vital to make sure we keep our information safe and secure. Luckily for us, there is an extra layer of security you can add to your SOLID administration account: Two-Factor Authentication.
What is Two-Factor Authentication?
Two-Factor Authentication (or 2FA) serves as an additional layer of security on top of your regular username/password combo. Once you have entered a correct password into your SOLID admin interface, you will be required to enter a one time pin (OTP). Once enabled, your unique pin is generated for every login request and is sent to a device of your choice (either by email, SMS or by using the Google Authenticator Application). This pin is valid for a particular length of time and so additionally increases the security of your credentials.
Is it Necessary?
Yes! According to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report of 2017, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/weak passwords. One way to solve this is to use a unique password for every online account on every platform you are a part of. But let’s face it, to remember all those passwords is just about impossible.
2FA, however, does this for you. A unique OTP will be sent to you every time you log in to your SOLID admin account, thus making your password unique.
How can I keep my login credentials safe on the SOLID platform?
“As a SOLID admin user, you can prevent unauthorised access to your account by enabling Two-Factor Authentication. This means that when logging in to your SOLID account, in addition to entering your regular username and password, you will be required to enter a once-off pin code. The result is that an unauthorised person cannot gain access to your account simply by acquiring your username and password.” – Wade Profe, SOLIDitech Quality Assurance Analyst.
There are 3 different methods that can be used for acquiring a One Time Pin:
- The Google Authenticator Application
Ask your SOLID System Administrator to set up 2FA on your SOLID Platform. For more information, click Here ->