Two-step verification adds an extra level of security provides an extra level of protection against hackers attempting to gain access to a computer or network. With a second verification requirement, even if someone steals a password, they cannot get passed the second verification step. Users need to download Google Authenticator to their mobile device.
N-able N-central supports the Time-based One-Time Password (ToTP) RFC (RFC-6238) for Two-Step Verification. Google Authenticator was used in testing this feature. Other mobile apps that support the RFC - such as the DUO mobile app - are not supported by N-able, but may also work.
If you need to configure multiple users, see Enable multi-factor authentication for multiple users.
You can set the two-step verification as the default authentication method for users.
Configure a user account must be configured to use two-step verification two factor authentication method.
- Click Administration > User Management > Users.
- Click the Login Name of the user account.
- Click the User Details tab, then User Information.
- In the Access area, click the check box for Use Multi-Factor Authentication.
- Configure the session time out duration.
- Click Save.
If the user does not require multi-function authentication, click the check box for MFA Not Required.
The user is now configured with two-step verification authentication. When the user logs in they will be prompted for the appropriate credentials.