Protecting the end-point with Two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication (2FA) can be applied to the end-points to protect computers and devices running the WiseMo Host module.
Protecting access to an end-point with 2FA is a very strong security setting. It is typically used for secure access to highly sensitive computers, such as ATMs or your home computer that only one or a few persons should be able to reach remotely.
2FA protection is defined in a v.18 or later WiseMo Host module at the Authentication method level, so all Guest users trying to get access, in addition to other credentials, must be able to provide the constantly changing verification code – or access will not be possible. The Guest module must be v.18 or later.
The verification code is typically generated on a Smartphone (the second factor) for example via the Google or Microsoft Authenticator App.
Each Guest user that should be allowed to access the Host computer / device must be configured seperately. Although it is possible, it is not advisable to set the same secrete key for multiple Guest users.
For more details on configuring 2FA for end-points, including configuration of the second factor, please refer to the detailed description here.
Protecting a myCloud User account with Two-factor authentication
It is possible to add two-factor authentication to myCloud User accounts. Doing so, adds an extra layer of protection before access is granted from such User account. Besides sign-in from a browser, it is also possible to sign-in WiseMo v.18 Guest and Host modules.
After entering the usual credentials (email / password), a constantly changing verification code must be entered. The verification code is typically generated on a Smartphone (the second factor) for example via the Google or Microsoft Authenticator App.
For details on configuring 2FA for myCloud User accounts, including configuration of the second factor, click here.