Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is a security system to verify a user’s identity during a transaction or when logging in to a secure application or an online account, like your email service provider. As the name suggests, users will be required to provide at least one additional verification factor besides the email and password to access the resource. MFA is a critical component of identity and access management (IAM) that helps strengthen one’s digital identity against unauthorised access. If an attacker cracks the first layer, the password, the second layer of authentication will serve as a supplementary barrier that protects the resource from being compromised.
Organisations worldwide are increasingly using multi-factor authentication to enhance data security and safeguard sensitive information from being stolen illegally. Different types of authentication factors are used in combination with a username and password to verify the one’s identity.
The three most standard factors include:
The other, less frequently used factors are:
CropIn, in its latest Sprint release, is introducing a 2-step verification in SmartFarm® (mobile and web). As explained above, this feature will add an additional layer of security and eliminate data security risks that compromised credentials could result in. Users will be prompted to submit a one-time password (OTP) sent to their registered mobile number or email when logging in to the SmartFarm® application, in addition to their username and password. However, you can skip the OTP verification if you are logging in from the same device.
As soon as you upgrade your application to the latest version, you can enable 2-step verification by navigating to Setup in the Web application’s and selecting the newly-added section Security Configuration under Company.
Before proceeding to the next step, validate your registered mobile by clicking on the “Verify” button and input the OTP that you receive that you receive in your mobile phone. Upon successful authentication, the mobile number will be marked as verified, following which you can confirm the account password and enable 2-step verification. You may use the same option to change your mobile number when required and verify it again.
Got questions? Reach out to your Customer success manager for further details!
Read about one of the other identity and access management (IAM) features that CropIn has introduced to ensure scalability, security, and ease of use for enterprises and users.