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How To Setup Google Authenticator for WordPress Two Factor authenticator(2FA/MFA)?

One of the most popular authentication methods to secure a user account is through using the Google Authenticator. Let's get started with the Google authenticator set up to make the user's account more secure.

You can download miniOrange 2-Factor Authentication(2FA) plugin using the following link:

This plugin can be configured for any TOTP-based/OTP Login 2fa methods like Duo/Microsoft/Google Authenticator. It supports OTP login based 2fa methods [24/7 SUPPORT]

  Tested with 6.0.1

Follow these steps to set up Google Authenticator:

  • Go to your WordPress instance and log in as an administrator.
  • Click on the miniOrange 2-factor plugin from the left menu.
  • WordPress 2FA-Google authenticator plugin
  • Here, you can see the Authentication methods available in the free version of the miniOrange 2-factor plugin. Click on the Configure button underneath the Google Authenticator tab.
  • WordPress 2FA-Google authenticator configure

    At the Configuration Page:

  • Select Google Authenticator from the given dropdown list.
  • Click on the provided link to install the Google Authenticator app, or install it from the Google Play Store or the App Store.
  • The Google Authenticator App keeps the security keys of multiple accounts; this can lead to confusion when identifying the secret key to use with the plugin, So miniOrange provides a feature to customize the App name for the google-authenticator.
  • Customize your name in the text field highlighted and then click on the Save App Name button.
  •  WordPress 2FA-Google authenticator download app
  • Now, open the Google Authenticator app on your phone and select Scan a QR code.
  • After that, scan the given QR code with the Authenticator app and enter the security code text box provided, click on the Verify and Save button for verification.
  • WordPress 2FA-Google authenticator QR Scan
  • Here, You can see a successful check.
  • WordPress 2FA-Google authenticator 2FA setup Successfully
  • Test Google Authenticator.
  • Enter the verification code from the configured account in your Google Authenticator app. WordPress 2FA-Google authenticator test Google Authenticator
  • After this setup, Google authenticator gets prompted as a 2nd Factor authentication when logging into WordPress.
  • WordPress 2FA-Google authenticator wordPress login page
  • For any new login, you need to enter the security code shown in the authenticator app and click on the Validate button to log in to the site.
  • WordPress 2FA-Google authenticator app login
  • Now your account is secure and only after verification will you be able to log in.
  • WordPress 2FA-Google authenticator WordPress dashboard plugin

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