Two factor Authentication (2FA) for Jira

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for JIRA app, gives the ability to enable 2FA for JIRA Software and JIRA Service-Desk. JIRA Software and JIRA Service-Desk are compatible with all Authenticator Apps. Here we will go through a guide to configure 2FA between JIRA and Google Authenticator. By the end of this guide, Jira users should be able to log in and register to JIRA Software with the second factor of Authentication.

Steps to configure miniOrange 2-Factor Plugin

1. Navigate to Two Factor Settings(2FA/TFA) tab.

two factor authentication (2fa) for jira 2fa tab2. Enable 2 Factor Authentication for  Jira Server (Jira Software, Jira Service Desk)& click on Save.

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3. Admin can also enable the Security Question as Backup Method in case of an emergency login.

Working of miniOrange 2FA plugin

A. 2FA is not configured.

1. The following screen will be shown to users after activating the plugin where it tells the user about enabling 2FA.

two factor authentication (2fa) for jira info for 2fa

2. Once the user clicks Next, the Google Authenticator setup screen will be shown.

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3. Once Google Authenticator is configured successfully & the Backup method is activated, the user will see the screen below where the user needs to configure the Security Question based on his knowledge. If not then the user will get access to Jira.

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4. The user will get access to Jira after saving the valid information.

B. 2FA is Configured & perform login

1. When 2FA is enabled and the user wants to access Jira, he will see the screen below where the user has to provide a valid Google Authenticator passcode.

 

two factor authentication (2fa) for jira enter otp for secure Authentication

2. In the case of an emergency, if the user has no access to his phone then the user can use the Forgot phone option. This option will be visible to the user only if Admin has enabled the Backup method during configuring the 2FA plugin. After clicking Forgot Your phone, the user will see the screen below where they need to provide correct answers to respective questions to access Jira.

two factor authentication (2fa) for jira enter answer for security question

Note:- Users need to notify the administrator if they have configured 2FA but unable to access Jira.

User Management tab

Here you can see the list of all the active users, And all 2Fa operations can be performed on these active users.

1.2FA for Single User – Enter the name of the user in the Search Bar for whom you want to perform the operation and hit the search button, the user with that name will appear. And then in the Action column, select the required Action.

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2.2FA for Multiple Users  – Select the users, in the Bulk 2FA Action drop-down list select the action you want to perform. And then hit Apply Button.

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3.2FA for All Users – In Bulk 2FA Action Dropdown list under All users Section select necessary Action and hit Apply Button.

two factor authentication (2fa) for jira 2fa for all user

4.2FA for Single Group-  Enter the name of the group in the Search Bar for which you want to perform the operation and hit the search button, the group with that name will appear. And then in the Action column, select the required Action.

two factor authentication (2fa) for jira user management

5.2FA for Multiple Groups Select the Groups, in the Bulk 2FA Action drop-down list select the action you want to perform. And then hit Apply Button.

two factor authentication (2fa) for jira group based 2fa

Reconfigure 2FA After reset – When reset Action is performed for users. Users can reconfigure the Authenticator. Navigate to the Profile tab click on Two Factor configuration option. And then the user can configure their 2Fa and the Backup method.

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