Two-Factor Authentication: A Reliable Magento Feature To Beat Cyber-threats


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When talking about Magento 2, in this situation the most vulnerable place to hacker attacks is the administration panel, since attackers can access a large amount of information, including personal data of buyers, through the administration panel. Therefore, obtaining credit from the administrator panel should be a priority.

To make this task easier, Magento 2 has built-in functionality to implement two-factor authentication. By installing it, you provide additional authentication for all administrators who will work through the administrator panel.

Why Two-Factor Authentication Should Be Considered With Magento?

Company information, customer data, payment data, and other sensitive online business information make you a target for cybercriminals. The average cost of a data breach in the United States is more than $ 7 million.

To keep online stores away from unwanted intruders, business owners are exploring different ways to protect the store’s back end from data breaches, brute force attacks, staged scams, and other malicious activities. Two-factor authentication is a surefire solution for online stores, as it adds an extra level of defense to administration panels. This means that the store’s backend is secure, even if the administrator’s passwords are stolen by hackers or not strong enough.

On the contrary, two-factor authentication, associated with a very sophisticated password, is a genuinely impregnable strength for those who want to control their data and their customers’ data.

Types Of Two Verification
Two verification methods are available. You can enable one or both authentication methods. Remember that the user only needs to use one whenever they log in to the store’s backend.

Email Verification
Set this method to “Enable,” and the user will receive one-time passwords via email. The module sends the access codes to the email address specified in
the administrator’s settings.

Mobile Verification
The users must install a native mobile application to generate one-time passwords. To activate it, the administrator must synchronize the form with the account by entering the secret key or scanning the barcode. When synchronization is complete, the app generates a password that the user can use to test its operation.

Two-factor Authentication Setting In Magento 2

Login to the admin panel and activate the extension on your Magento 2 installation. Admin users will see a new field in the login form.

Note that all administrators have individual settings for two-factor authentication. You can choose the number of administrators that use two-factor authentication. Suppose the additional authentication method is disabled in the user’s settings. In this case, the user will need to enter their credentials and leave the new field blank to access the administration panel.

Setting parameters by the user

Press “System” and go to Permissions> All users to see the list of Admin users. Select the user in the user grid and click on him to open the account settings.

We hope you found this article useful, and now you can breathe well, as your precious business is reliably protected.

Choose Panacea Infotech for Effective Magento Services

Magento-based companies cannot sacrifice the security of their stores. Two-factor authentication is a proven way to guard valuable data from cyber theft.

If you have any questions about Magento 2, don’t hesitate to contact our Magento 2 team at Panacea Infotech, and they will answer any questions you may have.

Nitin Nimbalkar
Over 17 years of experience into various IT domains, I have developed expertise in developing business strategies and management. With an innate ability to achieve results, I believe in creating strategic application to face business challenges.


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