Two-Factor Authentication (2FA or MFA) - 2FA is an extra layer of security to ensure that people trying to access an online account are who they say they are. First, a user will enter their username and password. Then, instead of immediately gaining access, they must provide other information.
This article explains why you should enable MFA in Acreto.
The Administrator of your Ecosystem should Enable the MFA for you.
To get the best User Experience with Acreto MFA, you need to download and install Acreto Connect Client
If MFA is enabled in your Ecosystem, you should receive an Invitation email that allows you to set up the MFA for your account.
Click the Button Accept Invitation to start the onboarding process. Next, you see an MFA setup page - provide your username and password registered on Identity Provider ( Generic LDAP, Azure Active Directory, Windows Server AD, Google Workspace, etc.) and select one of the Multi-Factor Providers to register their Multi-factor device.
On this screen, you may also choose the second-factor method: Email or Authentication Application - more details about them in next the step.
There are two ways of receiving the second factor of authentication - Email and Authentication Application.
From now on, periodically (usually once for 24h), Acreto Connect Client will ask you about the second factor.
You must provide the token to keep the connection or establish a new one. Acreto Connect CLient will inform you about the need to authenticate with the proper window.
In an increasingly interconnected and threat-prone digital landscape, Multi-Factor Authentication has emerged as a “must-have” feature for organizations and individuals. By mitigating password vulnerabilities, enhancing security, complying with regulations, and offering user convenience, MFA significantly strengthens access control and protects against unauthorized access and data breaches. Implementing MFA is a proactive step towards bolstering overall cybersecurity posture and safeguarding sensitive information.