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Passwords are everywhere, users use them to access their money, do communication etc. At first, we used one password for everything but that wasn’t good enough so we started making our passwords more complicated with a combination of numbers, uppercase/lowercase letters & even special characters. But no matter how complex your password or the password management system is, it is never enough to prevent account takeover because all it takes is one simple phishing email or database breach and your password is out in the world. So, if passwords are impossible to protect, how do you protect your account ?
That’s where two-factor authentication comes in. 2FA adds another method of identity verification in order to secure your accounts. First thing you know – Your username and password. Something unique that you have – Your phone or fingerprint. By combining your username and password with the second method your access becomes more secure and impossible for an attacker to pass it even if they have your password.
To Configure two-factor authentication (2FA) for users you need to select one of the method from "default Authentication methods" section. Authentication methods include OTP over SMS, OTP over email & OTP over both SMS and email. You can choose Authentication methods for your end-users in the following way: