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Two-Factor 
Authentication - 2FA

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) solution increases security of your apps & environments, by ensuring that the right set of eyes has access to your sensitive information sitting on the cloud or on-premise & helps protect your account from unauthorized access.

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) solution



What is Two-factor Authentication (2FA)?

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) also called two-step verification, is a security process in which a user has to pass two different authentication methods to gain access to an account or a computer system. First factor is the basic thing you know: username and password, and the second factor are what you might have as unique like a (Smartphone, security token, biometric) to approve authentication requests. By enabling 2FA, you'll add an additional layer of security, making it harder for attackers to access the data through a person’s device or an online account. Two-Factor Authentication - 2FA security helps you and your users to protect against phishing, social engineering, and password brute-force attacks and secures your logins.

miniOrange provides users, employees & organizations an option to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for their Cloud, Mobile, In-house apps & Websites. miniOrange also provide a seamless 2FA solution for all VPNs, which does not necessitate the installation of an external proxy on top of your VPN servers. In business, this also means that by using 2FA, employees can access all their work without having to enter usernames & passwords repeatedly and IT still maintains total control across every login.






Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) methods supported by miniOrange





2FA authentication based on OTP over SMS method

OTP Over SMS

Two-Factor Authentication using Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) using Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

QR code 2FA authentication method

miniOrange QR Code Authenticator

Push notificatons 2-factor authentication

miniOrange Push Notification   

Soft token as two-factor authentication (2FA) method

miniOrange Soft Token

2FA using OTP over email

OTP over Email

2FA method based on security tokens

Yubikey Hardware Token

Two-Factor Authentication - 2FA using Out of Band SMS

Out of Band SMS

Out of Band Email 2FA method

Out of Band Email

2-factor Authentication using OTP over SMS and Email

OTP over SMS & Email

Two-Factor authentication using OTP over Call

OTP over Call

2FA Authentication using Security Questions

Security Question

Token based 2-Factor Authentication

Display Hardware Token



Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) using QR code

QR Code Authenticator

Soft token 2FA method

Soft Token

Google Authenticator 2FA method

Google Authenticator

Two-Factor Authentication - 2FA using Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) : Push Notification method

Push Notification   

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) using OTP over SMS

OTP Over SMS

Out of Band SMS 2FA method

Out of Band SMS

2FA using Phone verification

Phone Verification

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2FA Apps supported by miniOrange



miniOrange Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) authenticator app
miniOrange Authenticator App

Two-Factor Authentication - Get miniOrange Authenticator from Google Play Store    Get miniOrange authenticator for app store




Two-Factor Authentication - 2FA mobile authentication using Google Authenticator App
Google Authenticator App

Get miniOrange Authenticator from Google Play Store    Two-Factor Authentication - 2FA using Authy Authenticator App


Two-Factor Authentication - Third party 2FA Application : Authy authenticator
Authy 2-Factor Authentication App

Get Authy 2-Factor Authentication App from Google Play Store    Get Authy 2-Factor Authentication App from App store




Two-factor Authentication (2FA) using Microsoft authenticator mobile app
Microsoft Authenticator App

Get Microsoft Authenticator from Google Play Store    2FA using Microsoft Authenticator App
Two-Factor Authentication based on mobile - OTP via SMS and Email


Streamline Workforce and Customer security with designated features





Features Section

Zero Trust Authentication

Zero Trust approach within 2FA helps to create an effective environment, policies, and infrastructure to minimize data breaches.

Passwordless Authentication

2FA login for users using just Username and OTP/TOTP thus, preventing the need to enter Password.

Offline Authentication

Allow users to log in even if there is no internet available by using Offline 2FA method such as soft token.

Role Based 2FA

Admin can enable or disable 2FA for a specific user role and for any particular application.

VPN / Windows Solution

Provides Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) solutions for OpenVPN, Palo Alto, Cisco Pulse, Windows, RDP & etc.

User Self Enrollment

It offers inline registration of users so you'll simply activate and setup 2FA and you're ready.





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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Benefits

Enhanced Security

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) decreases the chance of a hacker gaining access to corporate devices or other sensitive information.

Increase productivity

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

Fraud Prevention

Two-Factor Authentication creates a situation where any successful account breach or fraudulent transaction requires additional efforts and resources.

Reduced management Cost

When you use a Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) process, you’ll have less suspicious activity on customer accounts, which means you’ll spend less money on security management.

Branding / Customization

We provide customization on our products which are platform independent and they can be easily accessed by an end user.

API Integration

You can use our Two Factor Authentication APIs to integrate additional security into your applications on any device that supports a web-Browser.




How does Two-Factor authentication (2FA) work?


  1. Firstly, the user navigates to the login page of the application or a website. For instance www.example.com/login.
  2. User enters a username and password. User’s login credentials are checked by their respective server. This is the first factor of authentication.
  3. The site then prompts the user with the 2nd step authentication E.g. Pop up asking for OTP sent over SMS/Email or a push notification.
  4. When the user enters the second factor like OTP or Push notification, it is checked against the database system to see if the second factor is correct.
  5. After successfully completing the 2nd-factor authentication, the user is granted access to the application or a website.
2FA (Two-factor Authentication) working

Two-Factor Authentication - 2FA Custom SMS/EMAIL Gateway feature

Custom SMS/EMAIL Gateway & Templates


miniOrange Two-Factor Authentication solution provides the service of OTP over SMS/Email by using the default gateway which can be used by users as well. However, if you have a custom SMS/SMTP gateway, you can modify your connection to use that instead. miniOrange provides an option to use your custom SMS/EMAIL gateway. Also, the templates for SMS and email which are sent to users containing OTP for authentication are also completely customizable.



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Passwordless Authentication


Avoid the hassle of remembering passwords and risk of losing credentials by using Passwordless authentication. Passwordless connections allow users to log in without the need to remember a password. Users can just enter the username and pass the Two-factor authentication - 2FA by entering OTP or via push notifications to log into the application. This gives an individual an easy and convenient way to sign in and access data from anywhere. Also, Passwords are a major vulnerability as users reuse passwords and are able to share them with others.

Passwordless Two-Factor Authentication - 2FA

Two-Factor Authentication - Select different 2FA methods for different user groups


Restrict 2FA methods for Users


Admin can set the default two-factor method for users to avoid the extra step where each user can set their own 2FA method.
Admin also has the privilege to restrict a few of the 2FA methods for end-users, so that users are only allowed to use a particular set of two-factor methods. Users can only see the allowed two-factor authentication methods on the user dashboard.


Role based Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)


Role-based 2FA authentication is an approach of restricting system access to authorized users. With hundreds or thousands of employees, security is more easily maintained by limiting access to sensitive information based on each user's established role within the organization. We provide an option to manage users and user groups according to their roles and providing them with the necessary access. Admin can enable/disable 2FA for a particular role and for any application.

Role-based two-step verification (2FA)

Importance of 2FA (Two-Factor authentication)

Why use Two-Factor Authentication - 2FA?


For you, Two-factor Authentication (2FA) might seem like a hassle, after all, you need to take an extra step to log on to your accounts and access resources. But in this fast-paced digital world, traditional authentication does not work, the way cyber attackers are targeting sensitive customer data. Without 2FA, you could be leaving yourself vulnerable to cybercriminals who want to steal your data services and get personal information. Basically, Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is used to protect your devices, accounts, and data from security breaches, phishing, and password brute-force attacks. With 2FA security enabled from your side, knowing the password alone is not enough for cyber attackers to pass the security check. The following vulnerabilities are the main reason more and more individuals are moving towards 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) solution to secure their digital accounts and services.

  • 92% of organizations have credentials for sale on the Dark Web.
  • 81% of data breaches have been the result of weak or stolen passwords.
  • 90% of passwords can be cracked in less than six hours.


Frequently Asked Questions.


Phone discharged?

Click on Forget your phone link when you're stuck in between any of the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) method access. You'll be prompted for a security question and/or OTP to the alternate email/Mobile No you've got registered with us. Answer that question and/or submit the OTP and you'll log in to your account easily.

Phone lost or stolen?

In this case, call or email your administrator and he can give you access through his admin console. He can enable Forgot my phone option temporarily. If you already have another phone, then you can ask the administrator to reset your phone number and easily login via 2FA.

Upgraded your phone?

If you upgraded your phone, all of your configured account's data are going to be wiped out then you'll need to re-configure your account using the second-factor method.




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