Website security has become a priority, especially when hackers are targeting website owners. At Giganizm, we offer a custom solution to protect our customers using two-factor authentication.
Two-factor authentication helps protect your account by requiring access to a second “ever-changing” password when you log in. This is particularly useful for users who want to have an extra layer of security.
Every login attempt requires the user to input an additional code, which strengthens your website security.
You can easily accept the code through your phone or computer!
Step 1: Download App
In order to enable access to two-factor, it’s best to be in front of your computer and to have access to a smartphone. Let’s start with two apps that give you access to logging in with two-factor.
The most popular choice (and default) is by using Google Authenticator.
Google Authenticator is available on both iOS and Android!
In addition to Google’s primary app, you can also take advantage of 1Password. 1Password is a freemium password manager that allows you to automatically generate two-factor codes.
Step 2: Enable the Function
Enabling two-factor on your website dashboard is as easy as scanning the QR code and saving your profile. To do this, simply log into your website and click “Users > Your Profile”.
Once you have reached your Profile screen, go ahead and check the option, “Enable two-step verification”. If you wish, you can also click the refresh button, next to the “Your QR code” section to randomize the code.
Go ahead and open up your favorite authenticator app, and scan the provided QR code.
If you use external apps (like the WordPress app) that do not support two-factor authentication, you can optionally enable the app password. Because of security concerns, only one app password is allowed per account.
Click “Update Profile” once you’re done with configuring two-factor authentication. To confirm that your account has been secured, visit “Users > All Users”. Your website dashboard will indicate whether or not two-factor was correctly enabled for your account.
Step 3: Testing Two-Factor
To test the authentication, simply log out of your website, and log back in. If you need to login to your website in multiple browsers, please remember that you must wait at least 30 seconds for each login.
This prevents man-in-the-middle attacks from happening to you.
If you can’t log into your account, please contact us as soon as possible. Remember to drop us a comment if you have any suggestions or ideas!
We’re always looking for great ideas to improve your experience!