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How to setup OTP Over SMS for WordPress 2-Factor Authentication (2FA/MFA)?

OTP over SMS is the most reliable Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) method. It is based on two things, The first is mobile verification (to ensure that registration is not fake and to validate the real user's identity), the other is time-dependent authentication (OTP tokens are time-based security tokens). Let’s get started with OTP over SMS for Two-factor authentication.

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 setup OTP Over SMS method or WordPress 2FA SMS.

  • Go to your WordPress instance and log in as an administrator.
  • Click on the miniOrange 2-factor plugin from the left menu.
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  • You can see the list of Authentication methods here. Click on the Configure button on the OTP Over SMS tab.
  • WordPress-OTP over SMS configure
  • Now first, enter your phone number and then click on the Verify button.
  • WordPress 2fa -OTP Over SMS phone verify
  • Enter the One Time Password you have received on the registered mobile number, then click on the Validate OTP button.
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  • After this setup, OTP Over SMS gets prompted as a second security layer while logging into WordPress. For verification, you have to enter the received OTP token on your registered mobile number and click on validate OTP button.
  • WordPress OTP Over SMS- test OTP Over SMS
  • Here, You can see a successful check OTP Over SMS has been set as your 2-factor authentication method.
  • WordPress 2fa  OTP Over SMS- successful 2FA
  • After this setup, OTP Over SMS gets prompted as a second security layer when logging into WordPress.
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  • For any new login, you need to enter the security code shown in the registered mobile number and click on the Validate button to log in to the site.
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  • Now your account is secure and only after verification will you be able to log in.
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