Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

2FA, or Two-Factor Authentication is a method of logging into a website, application, or online service.

Traditionally, when you access a website or online service which requires you to "log in", you need to provide your username (or email address) and a password in order to authenticate your access.

Unfortunately, many people use the same credentials (username / password) over and over again for multiple websites and online services. This means that if one of those services gets "hacked" and has a data breach and user's credentials are exposed, an attacker could potentially then access all other websites and online services the user uses.

This typically takes the form of a OTP.

Two-factor authentication combats this, by employing a secondary means of authentication in addition to a traditional username and password combination in order to authenticate your access to the website, application, or online service.

This means that even if your username or password were compromised, an attacker couldn't then use these on their own to gain access to your account.

All MIDAS room booking systems include optional two-factor authentication, which adds an extra layer of security to our software. When Two-Factor Authentication is enabled and a user logs in, the user is sent a unique code to their email inbox which they then enter in the software in order to complete their log in.

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