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Multi-Factor Authentication

(MFA) Methods

Multi-Factor authentication (MFA) solution adds an extra layer of protection for your applications by challenging users to a second factor such as OTP over SMS, TOTP tokens, OTP over Email, hardware tokens etc.

Check out MFA methods supported by miniOrange.

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MFA Methods flow diagram







Multi-Factor Authentication methods supported by miniOrange


MFA Methods SMS and Phone verification

SMS and Phone Callback


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






Multi-Factor Authentication Google and microsoft Authenticator method

Multi-Factor Authenticator Apps


Receive a Time based OTP Token (TOTP) by an external authentication app such as Google/Microsoft authenticator for secure login.





MFA Methods miniOrange Authenticator

miniOrange Authenticator


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






Multi-Factor Authentication Email Verification Methods

Email


Get your login information such as login links and password keys on your registered email address.






MFA Methods Hardware Token verification

Hardware Token


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




Multi-Factor Authentication Security Questions method

Security Questions


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











SMS and Phone Callback


OTP Over SMS

Receive an SMS on your registered mobile number containing a 6-8 numeric key. You can enter this key when challenged for the second factor to authenticate yourself and gain access to your resources.

SMS Link

An sms with a link is sent to your registered mobile number, on which you need to click to accept/deny. Upon clicking on Accept, you will be authenticated successfully for the second factor challenge.

OTP Over Phone Call

In this method, you receive a voice call stating a 4-8 digit numeric key. Use this key to complete the challenge for the second factor of authenticator.


MFA Methods SMS and phone verification flow




Multi-Factor Authentication flow for authenticator applications

Authenticator Apps


Google Authenticator

In this method, you can use the Google Authenticator App to scan a given QR code. The App will link your account and will provide a 6 digit time based OTP token. You can enter this 6 digit code to complete the MFA challenge.

Microsoft Authenticator

Similar to the google authenticator method, you need to enter a 6 digit time based passcode, this time generated by the Microsoft Authenticator app to log into your resources. You can scan the QR code from the microsoft authenticator app to link your account and generate the OTP.

Authy Authenticator

Enter a 6 digit time based passcode generated by the Authy Authenticator app to gain access to your resources, similar to the google and microsoft authenticator methods.





miniOrange Authenticator


Soft Token

For the soft token method, enter a 6-8 digit time based numeric key from your miniOrange Authenticator App to secure access to your applications.

Push Notification

When the push notification method is enabled, you receive a push notification on the MFA-Authenticator App by miniOrange which you need to ACCEPT | DENY. Upon clicking on ACCEPT you can complete the second factor challenge successfully.

QR Code Authentication

For the QR code method, you need to scan the barcode from your mobile using the miniOrange Authenticator app. This will automatically link your account and authenticate you for the MFA challenge.

MFA Methods miniOrange Authenticator flow





Email verification flow for MFA

Email Method


OTP Over Email

Receive an email containing a 6-8 digit numeric key. Enter this key when prompted to authenticate yourself and securely log into your applications .

Email Link

Using the Email link method, you receive an email with a link which you need to click to accept|deny the transaction. Upon clicking on ACCEPT, you will be successfully authenticated for the second factor.

OTP Over SMS and Email

Receive an sms and an email containing a numeric key. Enter this key when challenged, to securely login into your applications.





Hardware Token


Yubikey Token

A physical USB token (eg. FIDOKB, Yubico) is used for this method, which is inserted into your computer. This token generates an alphabetic key. You can use this generated key to log into your applications.

Display Token

Similar to Yubikey, a physical token (eg. OTP c200,OTP c100) is used for this method. The Display token generates a hash based OTP based on a precoded algorithm. You can enter this generated OTP to authenticate yourself.

Order Tokens from miniOrange

miniOrange suports third party hardware tokens such as Biopass FIDO 2, FIDO2 HOTP, OTP c100, c200, FIDO KB, etc. You can order these tokens directy from us by reaching out at info@xecurify.com.

Hardware Token MFA Method flow




Security Questions method flow for Multi-Factor Authentication




Security Questions


For this method, you are prompted to answer a few knowledge based security questions which are only known to you.

These questions range from your pets name, the city you were born, your date of birth and so on. You can answer these questions to gain access to your applications and secure your resources from unauthorised login.






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