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Multi-Factor
Authentication (MFA)

Multi-Factor authentication is an advanced level of authentication with two or more levels of security factors. Ensuring the correct identity has access to your sensitive information.

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MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication





What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is a type of authentication that requires a user to provide two or more verification factors in order to gain access to a resource like an application, an online account, or a VPN. A robust Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy should include multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA needs one or more extra verification criteria in addition to the login and password, which reduces the chances of a successful cyber attack.





Security ahead of single password


Security breaches are decreased and data is kept more secure when Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is used. Weak or stolen credentials can be used to perpetrate fraud or violate privacy when usernames and passwords are the sole means of authentication. Using Multi-factor Authentication as an additional way of password protection can help keep hackers out of your system. You can avoid 99.9% of account assaults by using MFA!

Ease of Use


2FA and you're good to go. It also lets users log in even if they don't have access to the internet by employing offline 2FA techniques like a soft token.

MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication Security


MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication Easy to Use

How does MFA works?


When a user seeks to access a resource, they are presented with numerous authentication factors rather than just one. A core identity provider (IdP) or directory services platform subsequently verifies the user credentials. The user receives access to the requested resource after being authenticated.

With each login attempt, the most popular MFA systems generate a unique one-time passcode, also known as an OTP. miniOrange additionally offers a more current and secure kind of MFA in the form of a smartphone "Push notification." A push notification is delivered to your registered smartphone, and you must approve it in order to have access to your account. You may also utilise a hardware token, such as a Yubikey, or a soft token to obtain access to critical services.

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MFA factors to ensure strong authentication


Knowledge Factor (something you know)

Knowledge factors include multiple passwords, PIN codes, and answers to security questions. Anything you can remember, type, say, do, execute, or otherwise recall when needed is considered a knowledge element.


Possession Factor (something you have)

This element suggests that you possess a certain object since it is improbable that a hacker would acquire your password and take anything physical. This category includes smartcards, mobile phones, physical tokens, key fobs, and keychains.


Inherence Factor (something you are)

This feature is often verified by a fingerprint test on a phone, but it also includes anything that may be a wholly unique identification of your physical person, such as a retinal test, voice or facial recognition, or any other sort of biometrics.

MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication Factors


Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) methods supported by miniOrange




SMS & Phone Callback

Authenticator Apps

miniOrange Authenticator

Email Verification

Hardware Token

Security Questions

SMS & Phone Callback

Receive a text on your mobile with the information required to validate yourself for the second factor.


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MFA MEthod - SMS OTP and Phone OTP

Authenticator Apps

Receive a time based OTP token (TOTP) by an external authentication app such as Google/Microsoft authenticator.


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MFA Method - Google Authenticator/Microsoft Authenticator

miniOrange Authenticator

Use the miniOrange authenticator to login in the form of a soft token, push notification or a QR code.


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MFA Method - miniOrange Authenticator

Email Verification

MFA using login links and password keys on your registered email address.


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MFA Method - Email Links & Password

Hardware Token

Use a physical USB token into your computer, which generated the required information to gain access.


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MFA MEthod - Hardware Tokens

Security Questions

Answer a few knowledge based security questions which are only known to you to authenticate yourself.


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MFA Method - Security Questions

Benefits of Multi-Factor Authentication

Enhanced security

The implementation of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), which adds an extra layer of security, reduces the chances of an attacker impersonating a user and getting access to the system.

Increased productivity and flexibility

Employees may securely access business apps and resources from practically any device and location, without jeopardising the company's network.

Fraud Prevention

MFA adds an additional degree of protection by ensuring that everyone is who they say they are, preventing unwanted access.

Improved user trust

When employing MFA, users may secure the protection of their personal information without exerting additional effort.

Reduced management cost

You'll observe less suspicious behaviour on client accounts if you use MFA, and you'll spend less money on security management as a result.

Adaptability for different use cases

Extra protection is required while dealing with sensitive data. The adaptive MFA assesses risk based on contextual variables such as geolocation, IP address, and time since the last login.

The Future of Workplace Security - Risk-based Authentication

Adaptive Authentication (also known as Risk-based Authentication) detects fraudulent attempts based on predetermined risk criteria and prompts customers to complete an additional step to confirm their identities.


Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication




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