Guide:- Set up OTP over SMS for Two Factor authentication for Joomla (2FA/MFA)


Setup OTP over SMS 2FA method with Joomla plugin. This guide will help you to configure OTP over SMS as Two Factor Authentication ( 2FA ) method for your Joomla site. The Joomla 2FA plugin will add a second layer of authentication to your Joomla account to increase the security of your site from unwanted hacks and unauthorized login attempts.

Click here to know more about other features we provide in Joomla 2 Factor Authentication plugin

Passwordless Authentication :-

Passwordless authentication allows users to log in without the need of remembering a password. Instead of conventional username and password, users enter their mobile phone number or email address and receive a one-time code (one time password) or link on their phone number or their email address, which they can then use to log in.

Pre-requisites : Download And Installation



Steps to Configure OTP over SMS 2FA method for your Joomla site


1. Install miniOrange 2-Factor authentication (2FA/MFA) Plugin


  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange 2-Factor authenticationient plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  • Now go to the System -> under Install section -> click on Extensions
  • 2FA (2 Factor Authentication / MFA) for Joomla
  • Now under Upload Package File click on browse for file then select zip file of 2FA plugin.
  • 2FA (2 Factor Authentication / MFA) for Joomla
  • Once Zip file is uploaded then click on Components -> miniOrange Two Factor Authentication -> Register/Login
  • 2FA (2 Factor Authentication / MFA) for Joomla
  • Now you can Register with miniOrange
  • 2FA (2 Factor Authentication / MFA) for Joomla
  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange 2-Factor authenticationient plugin for Joomla from the link here.
  • On your Joomla admin console go to Extensions Manage Install
  • 2FA (2 Factor Authentication / MFA) for Joomla
  • Under Upload Package File tab. Drag the downloaded file OR upload file by click on browse for file
  • Joomla 2FA upload Plugin file
  • Go to Components miniorange Two Factor authentication Acount Setup
  • Joomla 2FA enable new Plugin
  • Now you have to login here with your miniOrange Account credentials in order to use the plugin.
  • Joomla 2FA enable new Plugin

2. Test OTP over SMS 2FA method

  • Click on Test button of OTP over SMS .
  • Joomla 2 Factor authentication (2FA) (MFA) with OTP over SMS ,
  • Now enter your phone number with country code, then click on Save & Send OTP.
  • Joomla 2 Factor authentication (2FA) (MFA) with OTP over SMS ,
  • Now enter OTP sent to your phone and then click on Validate.
  • Joomla 2 Factor authentication (2FA) (MFA) with OTP over SMS ,
  • Test Successful.
  • Joomla 2 Factor authentication (2FA) (MFA) with OTP over SMS ,
  • Now that the Joomla 2FA Plugin has been properly tested, you may enable 2FA and inline registration for your end users by going to the login settings tab as shown below.
  • Joomla 2 Factor authentication (2FA) (MFA) with OTP over SMS ,
  • Now you have Successfully configured the Joomla 2FA plugin.


Your choice of Second factor

miniOrange 2-factor Plugin is extendable to use any of the following 2FA methods. If you want to have any other 2-factor for your Joomla site, Contact Us.

Mail us on joomlasupport@xecurify.com for quick guidance(via email/meeting) on your requirement and our team will help you to select the best suitable solution/plan as per your requirement.

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