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How to set up 2-Factor Authentication(2FA) from WordPress User Profile section?

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 the steps given below to set up Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) to WordPress User Profile section?

1. Installation for 2-Factor Authentication(2FA) plugin.

  • Login to your WordPress instance and click on Plugins > Add New .

    WordPress plugin-add-new

  • Search for the Google authenticator plugin and click on the Installation Now button.

     google authenticator install

  • Now click on the Activate button.

     activate plugin

Follow these steps to set up 2-factor authentication for your account :

  • Click on the User's section in the menu to the left.
  • Go to Your Profile section or click on the edit button of your account.

     user edit page

  • You can select any authentication method.
  • Let us configure Google Authenticator as the 2nd factor.

     google authenticator

  • Scan the QR code for using Google Authenticator app.

     scan google authenticator

  • Either say one-time passcode.

     otp mobile

  • Click the Verify and Save button.

    verify otp

  • Now the OTP is Validated Successfully.

     sucessfullu scan

  • On the bottom left, click the Update Profile button.

     update google authenticator

  • After successfully setting up your user account, go to WordPress (preferably in a private/incognito window) and log In to your WordPress account.

     wordpress login admin

  • After Successful Login to WordPress, you will be prompted for the 2nd factor.

Follow these steps to set up 2fa for another admin user account :

  • Go to the Users section and click on the add new button.

     wordpress new user

  • Create a new user from here.

    create new user

  • Click on the edit button of the respective account.

     admin edit

  • You can select any authentication method. Follow the description of the method.
  • Let us configure Google Authenticator as the 2nd factor. Select the radio button as shown below.

     configure Google Authenticator

  • On the bottom left, click the Update user button.

    Google Authenticator update

  • Another admin will get an email which will contain a link to configure the 2nd factor.
  • Click on the link provided below to set up 2-factor Authentication.

     wordpress login admin

  • The user will be redirected to the login page, and then he/she will need to log in to the site.

     wordpress login admin

  • Users can scan the QR code using Google Authenticator App and then Google Authenticator will get configured on their phone.

     wordpress login admin

  • Either say one-time passcode.

     wordpress login admin

  • Click the Verify and Save button.

     wordpress login admin

  • Now you have successfully configured the 2-factor authentication.

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