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Setup Google Authenticator plugin using two factor authentication for WP

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) also called two-step verification, is a security process in which a user has to pass two different authentication methods to gain access to an account, devices or a computer system. First factor is the basic thing you know: username and password, and the second factor are what you might have as unique like a (Smartphone, security tokens, biometric) to approve authentication requests. By enabling two factor authentication (2FA), you'll add an additional layer of security, making it harder for attackers to access the data through a person’s device or an online account. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) security helps you and your users to protect against phishing, social engineering, and password brute-force attacks and secures your logins.

You can download miniOrange Two 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 miniOrange Two Factor Authentication plugin-

Step 1: Install miniOrange Two Factor Plugin

  • Login to your WordPress instance and click on Plugins Add New.
  • Google Authrnticator 2fa - Go plugins option

  • Search for Google Authenticator Plugin and click on Install Now Activate button.
  • Google Authrnticator setup - click install and Activate

Step 2: Configure miniOrange Two Factor Plugin

  • Click on miniOrange 2-factor plugin from the left side menu.
  • Google Authenticator WordPress - Click miniOrange 2-Factor

  • miniOrange provides limited authentication method in free version, for more information click here. For now, click on Configure button underneath the Google Authenticator tab.
  • Google Authenticator setup - Select Google Authenticator method

  • Now, you will be redirected to the google authenticator Configuration page.
  • Select Google Authenticator from the ‘Choose an Authenticator app’ dropdown list.
  • Click on the respective links to install the Google Authenticator app from the Google Play Store or the App Store.
  • Now, open the Google Authenticator app on your mobile and scan the QR code from your authenticator mobile app.
  • Google Authenticator plugin - scan QR code

  • After that, enter the security code shown in the app for your account in the Code input field provided, click on the Verify and Save button for verification.
  • Google Authenticator 2fa - Enter six digit code

  • Google Authenticator has been set as your two factor authentication method.
  • Click on the Test it button.
  • Google Authenticator setup - Two Factor method set Successfully

  • Enter the six-digit code from the Google Authenticator mobile app and click on the Submit button.
  • Google Authenticator plugin - click submit

  • Once your 2-factor setup is complete, when you login next time you will be asked to authenticate your identity using selected two factor method.

How to Setup miniOrange Two Factor Authentication Plugin in WordPress

Step 4: Your choice of second factor

miniOrange two factor authentication plugin is extendable to use any of the following authentication methods. If you want to add any other 2-factor for your WordPress site, contact us .

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