Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
What is 2FA?
Two-Factor Authentication means that a user is authenticated with two factors. This means that you combine a username and password (something you know) with your smartphone or a hard token (something you have). This is how the identity of the user is checked twice.
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2FA for security
With 2FA (or 2-step verification), the second factor makes authentication safer. This second authentication method is something that the user possesses, such as an Authenticator app or a WebAuthn token.
The second authentication is sometimes also a biometric indicator such as a fingerprint or face recognition. KeyHub also works with the KeyHub Authenticator app that is faster and offers more ease of use.
2FA with strong passwords
By combining several verification methods, the chance of hackers gaining access into your systems is reduced. The chance that a hacker has a username, password and the smartphone of a user is quite small.
Along with double verification, it remains important to choose strong passwords. Users can generate strong passwords for the systems they use in the Password manager of KeyHub.