2FA 2-Factor Authentication Individual Level



2-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an additional security layer to address the vulnerabilities of a standard password-only approach. It adds another layer of security, supplementing the username and password model with a code that only a specific user has access to (typically their mobile phone). This authentication method can be easily summed up as a combination of "something you have and something you know”. 

If a company is not enforcing 2FA for all users, every individual has the choice to activate it for themselves.

This article covers setup for both, company enforced 2FA and voluntary 2FA, and how to enforce 2FA for all users in your company.

  • Click on the hamburger menu in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Click on your own username
  • You will arrive on your own profile page
  • Click on the security settings icon
  • A pop-up window will appear
  • Click on activate

This is the first screen you will see when the company enforced 2FA:

  • You will see the getting started screen
  • Click on GET STARTED
  • Now, you see the instructions on how to set up 2FA
  • First, you are instructed to download an authenticator app, while you are free to choose any authenticator app, here are two we can recommend:
    • The Google Authenticator app, or
    • The Authy App
  • After downloading, follow the setup instructions of the app you downloaded
  • Once setup is complete, scan the QR code in Section 1 on the screen with your authenticator app
  • You will see a 6-digit number
  • Enter the 6-digit code provided by the app into section 2
  • Click Verify
  • Assuming you entered the correct verification code, you are all set now

From now on, every time you log in to the portal or the STE App, right after you enter the password, you will be asked to enter the new 6-digit code provided by your authenticator app at the time of login


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