Two-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security to your account. Not only will an attacker need to know your password (hopefully they don't know it), but they will also need to complete the second factor check. Traditionally the second factor requires "something you have" in order to satisfy the check. This could be many things from a mobile phone to a hardware token. Without this physical requirement even an attacker who has your password won't be able to access your account.
Enabling Two-Factor For Your Account
Before you can enable any of the specific two-factor methods you'll need to generate backup codes that can be used to recover access to your account should you ever lose your other second factors.
The following steps will guide you through generating backup codes and enabling two-factor authentication for your account
- After logging in to your Huntress account, click the user menu and select "Preferences".
- Click the "Enable" button to setup two-factor authentication.
- The system will automatically generate backup codes for you. After downloading, printing, or copying your codes click "Save" to continue. Make sure these are stored in a secure location that gets backed up.
Setup Two-Factor Methods
Huntress supports several two-factor methods and allows you to choose which methods you would like to enable for your account. It's possible to enable multiple two-factor methods which will allow you to use the most convenient method depending on where/when you're logging in.