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




What is Two Factor Authentication ?


Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) also called two-step verification is a security process in which a user has to pass two different authentication factors to gain access to an account or a computer system.

Two Factor Authentication 2FA for Joomla plugin is highly secure & easy to set up for your Joomla site. Rather than relying on a password alone, which can be phished or guessed. miniOrange adds a second layer of security to your Joomla accounts. It protects your site from hacks and unauthorized login attempts. This plugin also includes a secure method for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

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.
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  • Once Zip file is uploaded then click on Components -> miniOrange Two Factor Authentication -> Register/Login
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  • 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
  • Joomla 2FA enable new Plugin

2. Configure OTP over SMS 2FA method

  • Click on Configure button of OTP over SMS .
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  • Now enter your phone number with country code, then click on Save & Send OTP.
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  • Now you have set OTP over SMS method. Now click on Test button of OTP over SMS .
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  • Now enter OTP sent to your phone and then click on Validate.
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  • Test Successful.
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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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