What is Multifactor Authentication?
Multifactor authentication has been in use for a number of years. It requires “something you know” and “something you possess” in order to authenticate your access. You may ask, "why not simply use two passwords?"
This would be two of the “something you know” category. Part of the authentication must be something that you physically have access to. For example, we see this when you go to an ATM. Your card is “something you possess” and your PIN is “something you know.”
Workplace sign-ins need to be authenticated with your mobile device, so no one can sign in with your password only, which makes it much harder to compromise security.
Manage a User's Multifactor Authentication
- Navigate to login.os33.com and sign in with valid credentials.
You may be required to verify the sign-in by completing the multifactor authentication on your mobile device.
- Click Company admin or Manage > Company admin.
- Click Manage users.
- Click on the user's name.
- Click on Security options.
- Click Edit at the bottom of the page.
- Select the type of multifactor authentication next to Require two factor authentication:
- None: User authenticates using a password only.
- Inherit from group: The user will inherit the default settings of the company or the groups the user belongs to.
- SMS (Choose for teams without smartphones): User authenticates using SMS multifactor authentication. When using this option, set up a backup phone number for that user.
- Symantec VIP (Third-party authentication): User is required to authenticate using Symantec VIP multifactor authentication.
- Sign-in verification (Fastest, native authentication): User is required to authenticate using multifactor authentication with the Workplace Mobile application.
- Click Save changes at the bottom of the page.