One-Time passcode: the advantages of HOTP/TOTP
We are happy to announce that Thinfinity Remote Desktop now supports 2FA natively in all its editions.
Thinfinity now counts with a built-in HTOP/TOTP server that enables you the advantage to add an extra layer of security to your projects using free and paid 3rd party Identity platforms.
- Google Authenticator
- DUO Mobile
- Microsoft Authenticator
- Okta Verify
Now you can enable an authentication experience to your environment that is accepted by all the most popular Cybersecurity frameworks.
To configure the One-Time passcode on Thinfinity Remote Desktop, you will have to add the authentication method on the tab “Authentication”, go to the tab “2FA”, and add the option “TOTP.”
If you want to make the Second Factor Authentication compatible with Google Authenticator, check the “Google Authenticator Compatible” checkbox.
You can also specify which authentication method you will use on the tab “Methods”:
You can also specify which authentication methods will use 2FA, using the “Enabled first-step authentication methods” :
Click on ‘Apply’ after you finish configuring all available options.
Next time the user authenticates on the Thinfinity Login page, he will be prompted to scan a QR code for matching his user to a Second-step Code Generate App:
After matching the user with the Second-step Code Generate App, enter the verification code and click on ‘Continue’:
The next time the user authenticates, the QR code will be replaced by the following image:
If the user lost access to its Second-step Code Generate App and needs to be reset, this can be done from the Server Manager.
Click on the ‘Reset 2FA key for user’ , search for the username, and click ‘OK’:
If the user needs help remembering his username, it can be verified by using the ‘I don’t have access to my authentication device’ button.
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