Sign-in will require something you know and something you have
Two Factory Authentication (2FA), also known as 2-Step Verification, provides an added layer protection. Most people only have one layer – their password – to protect their account. With 2FA, if a bad guy hacks through your password layer, he’ll still need your phone or Security Key to get into your account.
Steps for setting up 2FA in CORE
- Install the free Google Authenticator App ( Android | iOS ) on a phone you have access to.
- Activate 2FA in your user profile.
- Setup your Access Code in the Google Auth App using the bar code provided.
- Keep your recovery code safe.
Once the 2FA is activated, you will be asked to use the code each time to log in to the application. Here is how Logging in with 2FA works.
1. Installing Google Auth App
Once installed, the application should show a clean interface with a “+” icon on the bottom right. When you see this, you are ready to setup your 2FA for CORE.
2. Activating 2FA
To activate the 2FA, head over the to used profile (1) and toggle on the 2FA switch (2) to activate the 2-Step Verification.
Once the 2FA is activated, a unique QR Code will appear which you will use to setup the Google Auth App for your Access code.
3. Setting up your Access Code
The QR code is used to link your account to Google Auth. This allows the Google Auth App to generate an Access Code that’s unique for each user every 60 seconds. To setup your access code:
- Click on the “+” icon at the bottom of the Google Auth app (see Step 1 image above).
- Select the “QR Code” option in the App.
- Scan the QR code (1) shown in your user profile page.
- Once the QR code is successfully scanned, an Access Code will appear in the Google Auth App (see below)
- Use the Access Code showing in the Google Auth app to confirm setup by entering it in the 2 Factor Panel (2).
- For safekeeping, copy and retain the recovery codes (3) in case you loose access to Google Auth in the future.
If you managed to follow the steps, you should not be setup. At you next login, you will be asked for both your password and you Access code, so keep your device with Google Auth handy. Here is how Logging in with 2FA works.