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Two-factor authentication on the Portal

What is 2FA?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a method of adding additional security to your account. The first "factor" is your usual password that is standard for any account. The second "factor" is a verification code retrieved from an app on a mobile device or computer. 2FA is conceptually similar to a security token device that banks in some countries require for online banking. Other names for 2FA systems include OTP (one-time password) and TOTP (Time-based One-time Password algorithm).

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Apps to configure 2FA

There are a lot of applications that are able to provide one-time codes for 2FA. You can use any compatible 2FA client, but here are some recommendations:

PC

Android

iOS

Enable 2FA the Portal

  1. Login to your Poli Systems Portal account

  2. On the top right of your screen select the icon in the form of a person > Security Settings

Security Settings
3. In the Security Settings panel press Click Here to Enable

Enable 2FA
4. On the "Time Based Tokens" section press on Get Started >>

Time based tokens
5. Once you are here simply scan the QR code in your preferred app or enter the code manually. Once you have done it enter the temporary identification code you got in the app in the "Enter identification code" in the text box below. Simply press Submit once done.
Note: If you want to authenticate from multiple devices you need to scan the QR code with each device you want to use.

QR Code for Authy, Google Authentifcator, and 2FA apps
6. Your 2FA login should now be ready! Remember to keep your Backup Code in case you lose access to your mobile phone. It's preferred to save this on a paper for maximum security.

Enabled 2FA backup code
7. To login using 2FA simply visit the login page, enter your credentials and press login. And whenever you get a Two-Factor Authentification page, enter the authentication code for your app.

Login page

2FA login

Disable 2FA on the Portal

  1. Return to the "Security Settings" page as mentioned in the step 1 and 2 in "Enable 2FA on your Poli Systems Portal Account".
  2. Press the big red button Click here to Disable

Disable 2FA button
3. Enter your password to disable 2FA and press Disable Two-Factor Authentification

Disable Two-Factor Authenficiation
4. Once you disabled the Two-Factor Authentification you should have the following message.

Disabled Two-Factor Authentification

Final thoughts

The Two-Factor authentication system is important. We truly recommend to enable it for your account. It adds additional layers of security for your account and offers a better security. Remember to use a strong password with 2 factor authentication.

We ensure our systems are always safe by using different captcha forms on our website, but following the best practices for your account is really important. We care about security, if you have any issues activating this service do not hesitate to contact us.

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